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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.

Graduation

Man and son angry
both are right, mother crying
school’s out, life begins

Wildcats

Dead cat on my porch
wounds matted by morning frost
came back here to die

Photo Credit: By Linda Tanner [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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