how casually
a brown bird
catches a butterfly
in its beak
and flies away

7 Responses

  1. martin1223 Says:

    _in the red-eyed tree frog
    _the bat _

  2. snowbirdpress Says:

    an ant
    crawls up the swamp maple
    and then down

    Love your tanka, Marilyn. How casually indeed all of life in this hurricane swirling around us.

  3. Pennyj Harter Says:

    Hi Marilyn—lovely to see your fine tanka here. Love that word "casually"!

  4. Tara Says:

    Hi Marilyn – Thanks for the poem.

    eggs for breakfast
    the casual embryo

  5. Lisa Brown Says:

    Yes, love the use of the word "casually"—it adds a philosophical element to your tanka.

  6. shaheen Says:

    for my dear Tara

    ice cream cart
    eggs under croaked hen
    all stolen

    comment sir

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