Thursday, January 19, 2017

Long kidskin gloves

long kidskin gloves
she wore in the 60s—
on my bare arm
is this just a freckle
or another age spot?

Moonbathing, fall 2016

5 comments:

  1. Nicely captures the contrasts and the connections between the generations.

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  2. You win the award for the spot-on knack (pun intended ;-)) of placing rueful humor in your tanka. Splendid.

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  3. Certain objects - especially those possessions that belonged to longed ones - do evoke a strong sense (often bitter-sweet) of the passage of time. A lovely capture.

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  4. The passage of time... the past and the present... both very well evoked.

    Adelaide

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  5. Thanks, you all.
    Jennifer, I often am told about the touch of humor in some of my poems. I don't deliberately add it, but it just seems to find a way in. ;-)

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