Sunday, 13 November 2011

Tanka for the Western Black Rhino

the western black rhino
declared extinct
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dark clouds gather
over the moon this too warm
November night

8 comments:

ashok said...

thats sad ...

Jade said...

Ah, what depressing news :(
beautifully expressed...tanka is a lovely form

Christina said...

Poachers and ridiculist human greed.

Bill said...

Most effective use of tanka as a way of commenting on the world beyond the personal, while expressing personal feeling.

Gabrielle Bryden said...

It's a terrible thing and I was very upset when I found out. Your tanka is spot on - wonderful.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Horrible.

So glad you wrote a poem for this, though----in memory, huh?

This might sound flippant, but have you seen "How to Train Your Dragon?" It's a very sweet (and yes, happy) movie, but it does remind us to take care of the creatures around us, to realize their value and meaning.

Rabbits' Guy said...

"I see a bad moon rising ..."

Caroline Gill said...

Fine juxtaposition of images/observations, Juliet. Powerful, poignant.