, Fall/Winter 2017 (Tanka Canada) This is the third of three tanka published in this issue of Gusts. GUSTS, NO. 24, Contemporary Tanka
Note: I have added the picture of dark water here on my blog. The original tanka does not appear with the picture in
. The original water picture is called, “Dark Water”and is by (c) LeandrasStock. Gusts
Another pairing of a
of mine with a stunning photography by tanka that was Irena Iris Szewczyk published in I am amazed at how perfectly they matched…a big thank you to Frameless Sky 4 (Summer 2016). , editor of Christine L. Villa for her excellent work and to Frameless Sky for her beautiful photograph. Irena Iris Szewczyk
This link below is of me reading this tanka:
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Photograph (c) 2010 by Patti Chronert
Another Love Poem…
If you’d like to hear me read this poem, please click on the link below. Wait a few seconds for it to load. I hope you enjoy both listening and reading this love poem.
Another Love Poem…
~ To my husband and partner of forty years ~
We walked along in the Tuileries
alone among the chestnut trees,
morning sky of crisp pale gold
so many paths we have strolled,
and still we wander, just us two,
my heart never very far from you.
We stop to sit and watch the birds
green park chairs, unspoken words,
plain sparrows chirp, so unadorned
no beauty lost, no beauty mourned.
Simple thoughts are often most true—
no man was ever loved more than you.
Heart Stone by Mary Kendall
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This photo haiga was created by me as a response to a prompt: ZENITH. This is one day in NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month) on Facebook during the month of February.
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Forget-Me-Not by SarahharaS1 (c) 2013
Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone
Don’t forget me when I’m gone.
I’ll be there thinking about you.
Don’t forget me in my silence.
I’ll bring you back a poem.
Don’t forget me when you’re sad.
I’ll be ready to understand your tears.
Don’t forget me when life is good.
I’ll be happy to laugh along with you.
Don’t forget me if the glass breaks.
I’ll be there to sweep up the shards.
Don’t forget me when you doubt.
I’ll listen to your words spill out.
Don’t forget me in the dark.
I’ll bring you a small violet star.
Don’t forget me when I leave.
I’ll return. I always will
Forget-Me-Not, photograph by Flowers HD.com