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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

3WW Tanka

useless as a bruise
topknot flops, dark feather falls
misplaced bluejay raps
at the kitchen window pane
hunting cheap fast-food dining

Digital Photo by Sue
3WordWednesday Prompt: useless, misplaced, feather
North of Summer available at Lulu Publishing


Jo said...

Right now my little boy's admiring your spider's web; seconds ago I was admiring your tanka! Lovely work.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Like the opening line. It starts off one way and then ends up as dinner.



charles said...

i agree with rose - not what i had expected.


pia said...

The poor bluejay :)

Loved the flow

Gay said...

Superb rhythm and flow. Loved it.

Shephard said...

I love the jauntiness of the flow... almost like skipping along... and I learned about Tanka! I may try my hand at it.

Very nice!
(and thank you for your lovely compliment as well)


This Girl Remembers said...

Yes, this was lovely! I especially love the fist line. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Herb Urban said...

I love the first line! Actually, I love the whole poem. But I especially love the first line.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Loved the way this read, Susan.

paisley said...

ahhhhh tell the blue jay to go eat than nasty spider!!!!!! ahhhhhh

gautami tripathy said...

A very unexpected ending! Great web!

Anonymous said...

fast food for even a bird...hope he got to order his favorites...:)

UL said...

I loved the play of words in your Tanka, thanks.

Bone said...

I simply love the thought and picture of a bluejay. They are so beautiful, and rare around here.

And again I learn something new here: a Tanka :)

Michelle Johnson said...

You make the Tanka seem effortless. I really enjoyed your imagery here, as always. You are a brilliant mind. Keep up the good work.

If you are interested, I have my 3WW poem up.

Have a nice night.