Wednesday, November 16, 2016

six swans

Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #3 Ria Giskes "six swans" (tanka)

six swans
in the middle of a carpet
feathers -
around the barber chair
my white tufts of hair

© Ria Giske (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

preening
at the river's edge
swan dancers
moving to the rhythm 
of the final score

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


4 comments:

  1. Awesome tanka Janice. I like the "swan dancers"

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    1. Thank you again for your very kind words and prompts. Somehow or other swan lake, which I have never seen in full kept jumping into my mind. It is so much fun to see how a prompt can ignite the little grey cells!

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