Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Autumn gust

autumn gust—
from all the earrings
in the shop
I pick out the pair
resembling spring leaves

—Atlas Poetica, #17, Spring 2014

13 comments:

  1. memories of spring.................

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  2. I love the contrast between the first and last lines!

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    1. thank you, vandana and jenny!
      the weather's finally getting cooler here in texas.

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  3. Spring leaves are a long way off. These small mercies - help us weather the winter.

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    1. Always good to see you, Wendy.
      We do need small things to help us weather our winters, don't we?

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  4. Ha! Just perfect, again. Really you amaze me with your wordsmithing.

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  5. Also...I recommended your work to a poet who posts his work online who is interested in tanka, as I think your tanka craft is stupendous...I hope you don't mind!

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    1. Jennifer - Wow, what a compliment, thanks! Sure, and best wishes to that poet on his tanka journey. In addition to the links at the left, here's another, the Tanka Society of America Facebook page:
      www.facebook.com/TankaSocietyOfAmerica

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  6. It will be some time before we see spring leaves again. I'll be wearing my Christmas earrings soon.

    Adelaide

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    1. Our leaves have only started to fall here. Things are still rather green overall. I actually am looking forward to possible temps in the 30s here near the end of the week - hoping that some of the pollen will finally die down. Thanks for stopping by...

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  7. I like the connection between the Fall season and hoping for the Spring season.

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  8. Also, I'm the blogger that Jennifer (Poet Laundry) is referring to. I'm looking forward to reading more of your tanka, here and in Atlas Poetica. Have a good day! :)

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    1. Nice to meet you, Justin, and thanks for your comments. I look forward to seeing your work as well.

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