tanka, other poetry, & insignificant writings of janet lynn davis
If you're going to build it, may as well build it to last! Clever piece, Janet, as always!
I love the ambiguity in this one, the subtle metaphor.
This made me smile. I know of a fellow who actually DID just that. The retaining wall the man built would have held back anything nature could possibly contrive to throw at it - which of course it, thus far, never has. But he's ready for it. And your right: " sturdy enough to hold a couple of lifetimes" . . . at least.
Thanks, Jennifer, Jenny, Wendy!The people with the retaining wall finally moved into their house just the other day!Well, at first this wouldn't post to my blog, for some reason. But, long story, I eventually managed to post it.
P.S. Jenny, or anyone else who's been an email subscriber, are you now receiving my posts? As a test, I subscribed via another email account of mine, and all finally appears to be well. (I think. I hope.)
Hi Janet,At last, we have our computer back and I can catch up on the blogs I follow. So wonderful to read all of yours; all the tanka are first rate.Adelaide
Thank you, Adelaide!!!Hard to be without a PC for very long!