with the curtains drawn
my mind dark . . .
then, the warble
of a tui couple



(Previously published: Undertow Tanka Review;’ Issue 3, 2014)

7 Responses

  1. Joshua Paul Bocher Says:

    Lovely tanka. I can relate to the sentiment!

  2. Frances Sinderwahl Says:

    Anne, I didn’t know the word “tui”, and researched Wikipedia’s entry. Rich for me it was, doing that.

    Characteristics of the tui bird, also known as parson bird, brought unexpected meaning and nuances to your tanka. (Sweet)
    So happy to have been with your tanka this late afternoon.

  3. Peter Newton Says:

    what draws us out of one into another world

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I can also relate. Didn't know what a tui was, but warble gave it away. :) Lovely.


  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, yes, drawn curtains, on a sunny day, not just at night, both have their reasons.
    calandria – every place
    its own kind of sun
    I take an evening stroll
    through the postcard

    Alan Summers
    Blithe Spirit 24.2 (May 2014)

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  7. Edna Cabcabin Moran Says:

    Wonderful tanka! Love the contrast of the warbling.

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