Monday, February 1, 2016

Shafts of granite

shafts of granite
inserted in their eyes
so they’ll twinkle—
sunlight reflecting
off a mountain of stone

TV documentary, Mount Rushmore, S. Dakota, USA
—ATPO, 20, January 2015


  1. Just in time for 'Presidents' Day'--and quite intriguing if the upper verse is read as metaphor.

  2. Oh, I like your interpretation, Jenny.

  3. Yes, love the metaphor, seamlessly tucked in there. I've been to Mount Rushmore. It is something to see. Your tanka brought back some wonderful memories of a long ago family road trip. Thanks.

  4. Makes me want to see the site again! I saw it as a child and haven't been back since. Perfect for all the political goings-on we've got happening right now.

  5. Thanks, Wendy and Jenny. I've never been there but do want to visit someday.