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Tag: Dogwood (page 1 of 2)

A Tennessee Tanka for My Mother

Dogwoods and Daughters

I never thought t’ask
She never made the promise
But when the Dogwoods blossom
I wish my mother could have
Lived to meet my sweet daughters

Image Credit – By Famartin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A note of Japanese poetry forms

A tanka is a type of Japanese poetry that pre-dates haiku. Its form is made up of a 5-7-5, kami-no-ku (upper phrase), and a 7-7, shimo-no-ku (lower phrase).

More haiku, tanka, and other waka forms at Hillbilly Haiku.

Making Do

White tail hunting trip.
Dogwood twig substitutes for
forgotten toothbrush.

Grace in White

Dogwoods in starch white
birthdays, her wedding and death
my lovely mother

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