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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tanka for 3WW

ThomG, moderator of 3WW, posts the following three words for today's prompt: limit, fallow, vocal





fallow Palouse fields
fly gritty in the fall wind
squabbles rise like weeds
siblings spew vocal arrows
she spars to limit grievance


The image is a combination fractal, pen/ink and digital photo of a sunset.


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16 comments:

Mark said...

yet again, quiet beauty in short verse.

Amias said...

Yes, I had to go do a little research, but when I did, I was blown away by your poem. I love poems that can encompassed, the literal and metaphoric side of the coin, forcing me to go in-between the two. Talking about clever!

Daily Panic said...

great! I like that last line "She spars to limit grievances"

Leo said...

a beautiiful tanka! lovely photograph! :)

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

had to read thrice to grasp its actual sense ! nice :)

anthonynorth said...

Some powerful, but excellent, words in this one.
Great.

Selma said...

An incredible poem and image. Your talent continues to inspire. I particularly love the colours and lines in your image. Striking and stunning!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

So much expressed with so few words! Beautiful image...I love the colors.

Grace and Bradley said...

Love all three of your recent posts. The images are fantastic, almost surreal.

pjd said...

Yeah, I can hear the squabbles coming up like weeds in the quiet. Well done! A pleasure to visit here always.

Michelle Johnson said...

squabbles rise like weeds... she spars to limit grievance...

these are excellent lines to a perfect tanka. hope all is well.

Just someone said...

Beautiful...

I always think the fractal accompanying it is the best! Only to come here the following week and finding something "best-er":)

Your images are stunning! Perfectly complementing the excellent verses, always.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Great job on the tanka, but even more stunning is that pic! Love it!

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done....love the image also

Noah the Great said...

Oh wow, the poem and image totally entangle my mind.

fourwindshaiga said...

My new favorite!