Tuesday, November 1, 2016

These old dishes

these old dishes 
crazed with spidery veins— 
the "good china" 
saved for special occasions 
few and far between 


A Hundred Gourds, 5:2, March 2016

6 comments:

  1. can totally relate to this one, loved it.

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    1. Many thanks, Peggy, for your comment.

      I think we should start using our good china now, before it's too late? Do you agree?! :-)

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  2. ah, those old dishes with spidery veins - such a nuanced image that evokes a cascade of "stuff" ... those occasions when families come together - and the time in between. A lovely tanka, Janet.

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  3. I second the other comments. For me, the quotation marks around 'good china' are key to the poem: what exactly do we mean by 'good'? Try substituting 'people' for 'dishes' in L 1 and you'll see what I mean . . .

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  4. I don't know why we save our "good things" for special occasions. I do the same. Why can't we give ourselves permission to enjoy our "good things" whenever we feel we need some cheering up or just for no reason at all?

    Adelaide

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  5. thanks, wendy, jenny, adelaide. be sure to use your "good china" for thanksgiving. ;-)

    wendy and jenny, I was sure I replied earlier. guess I goofed something up!

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