a slow day
at the window
an icicle repair
its broken parts


8 Responses

  1. th. vandergrau Says:

    A slow day indeed!

  2. pbergonzi Says:


  3. Michael Lee Johnson Says:

    Tish Davis love this little poem image, Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL poet.

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    a slow day
    at the window
    an icicle repair
    its broken parts


    There are different types of tanka (and I'd call this a tanka and an accomplished one) that turn on certain lines, or have the strongest line just at the end.

    There's a terrific turn midway with watching, and each line is loaded with tension, and all lines have that pacing, that page-turner effect that I admire so much.

    There is so much resonance there in simple language and techniques that don't shout, but allow the poem to glow in its own light.

    I'm deeply moved by this poem and all its wonderful meanings and layers that reward me every time I closely read this gem.

    warm regards,

    Alan, With Words

  5. Pravat Says:

    A wonderful tanka with expression depicting the simplicity of nature. The natural manifestation is poetically photographed in this poem. The 'shimo no ku' (last two lines) of the tanka portrays an image worth remembering. Let us discover mystical nature through its simplicity embedded within a divine feeling!

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    A great sense of time captured in this, Tish. A little like waiting on inspiration to arrive sometimes! :)


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