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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #90



Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this image as writers' prompt.







farmer's child
her hands man-like strong
she hid them
wished for model-slim
I saw mother's grace


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27 comments:

manicddaily said...

Really lovely. It's wonderful how you have gotten the Tanka feel into something so very American Gothic as well. K.

chiccoreal said...

Definitely feel these past images as they are forever instilled in this time-frame remembrances - a wonderful Tanka!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

nice take! :-)

JJRod'z

Bee's Blog said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Kathy Bischoping said...

Something about your poem's story really draws my eye to the colours of the prompt.

Isabel Doyle said...

Sometimes we are tempted to hide what is most special ... lovely lines

Nanka said...

Well said in the few quality lines!! Excellent take on the picture prompt!!

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words.

Berowne said...

Beautifully written -- as usual, Tumble.

Dave King said...

Great tanka.

Margaret said...

This is wonderfully sweet. "mother's hands" what a great twist.

Nanka said...

Beauty is skin deep!! Power and strength rests in those hard working hands!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i love that you focused on the person behind the grave...or beneath it...a tender write...

Nana Jo said...

I am humbled by the tender beauty of your words. I see her ... I really do.

Jinksy said...

Now you have me confused - I thought a Tanks was 5/7/5/7/7 ? Your shorter, three syllable lines almost cross it over into Shadorma territory...Intriguing. ♥

sandy said...

This tanka hit me full force. What a wonderful use of prompts.

Lyn said...

A wonderful take on strength and grace...Tanka...I must look into..

thingy said...

This is so touching. Wonderful.

Nicholas V. said...

Excellent take on this Magpie; wonderful emotion hidden within the few, well-chosen words.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful...my dear grandmother had man hands...strong and gentle...

Celestial Dreamz said...

such an excellent take ... so much said in such few lines ...

keith hillman said...

You said much in so few words. Brilliant

~T~ said...

My grandmother hoped we would grow long,tapered fingers rather than her short, stubby ones. But her hands had their own grace, too. Lovely poem!

Lena said...

Deep and delivering. A blast of a Tanka!!

Southwest Arkie said...

As always, you've done a great job with Tess's prompt. Nice work!

ds said...

Lovely. Thank you.

Lolamouse said...

This is so lovely!