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Sunday, November 6, 2016


Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #6 chestnuts

Upon reading the prompt for this post my mind went to the opening lines from  Longfellow's work, The Village Blacksmith:
"Under a spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands;"  

The poetry describes a strong, hard working man with sons and daughters.  A simple man that none the less teaches by the way he lives to those who would see. 

Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
  For the lesson thou hast taught!
Thus at the flaming forge of life
  Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
  Each burning deed and thought!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
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outstretched arms
extending from your body
muscles rippling
aching for that lustiness
under the chestnut tree

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on