I am drawn
to the darkness
drifting through an arroyo
the distant call
of coyote


6 Responses

  1. promoman Says:

    Very nice image.

  2. MaryJo Says:

    beautiful images, Don.

  3. Magyar Says:

    "The distant call of a coyote"
    Don, forever there is "the distant call" to harvest an imagination… as does your tanka. _m

    in the dark
    moonrays call my eyes
    the yield

  4. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    Pretty magical, Don…I especially like the sense of presence/movement which results from your choosing to use the present participle–"drifting"–as well as the visual arroyo created by the long third line. Lots of lovely dreaming room here, too…

    his desert sun
    her mountain moon
    and yet
    the call and response
    of coyote poems

    Autumn

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    A great sense of oneness with nature in this tanka. Mesmerising.

    marion

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    I am drawn
    to the darkness
    drifting through an arroyo
    the distant call
    of coyote

    —DON MILLER

    in my youth I preferred the dark for work or play and only recently prefer the long days of light during the Summer.

    But I do enjoy crisp night skies where I can see so many stars, and maybe hear the call of the dingo:

    Far North Queensland
    a dingo’s call picked up-
    the moonless night

    Alan Summers
    Publication credits: Modern Haiku (exact date unknown, early 1990s)

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