Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shortened days

shortened days—
scooping out seeds
from butternut squash,
allowing the orange ripeness
to permeate

Ribbons Tanka Cafe ("leafless autumn" theme), Winter 2006
In retrospect, I suppose I didn't need to say "orange." But it was sooo orange. ;)

photo copyright of Robert Curtis

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  1. I like "orange" - it makes the color more vivid when I say the word. I like your poems and would like to mention tanka on my blog and list you on my blogroll. I hope that's all right with you.

  2. Hi, Ellen. Thanks for your feedback; glad "orange" works for you. I'd be delighted to be included on your blogroll - and for you to mention tanka! Little by little, the English-language tanka community continues to grow, and I'm happy to help if I can to get the word out about it. :)