Friday, 30 September 2011

tanka

in the river
this fallen tree
so full of rubbish
and low hanging perches
for kingfishers

9 comments:

Karen M said...

Amazing how you can paint such a complete picture with so few words!

ashok said...

crisp writing as usual...

Hannah Stephenson said...

We were just reading Mary Oliver's
"Singapore" in my class today....speaking of kingfishers and rivers. Lovely.

Rabbits' Guy said...

A tree in the river is good in many ways!!!

Kay said...

Lovely picture of words.
I was delighted to get your little artwork the other day. Thanks so much..made my day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Love your words in the poem and the thought of the beautiful kingfisher having somewhere to perch.

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

jem said...

Good one Juliet. Love the way the scene builds line by line - and the way nature takes something broken and littered and makes good.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

This is a lovely balanced image of negative and positive. Your writing is so imaginative and clear, so ripe with image and emotion. I do love it!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Lots of tree's in our rivers after the Hurricane. Lots of rubbish too.
xx, shell