stylized photo of a calm sea with distant bushes and a darkening evening sky reflecting in the calm water

the ocean
was in a rage last night
but today
these peace offerings
of blue mussels and kelp


7 Responses

  1. pbergonzi Says:

    Nice.

  2. Lolly Says:

    Super cute and creative.

  3. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    her bad mood
    changes overnight
    atlantic

  4. Garry Says:

    and the barnacle infested mast
    from an ancient sailing ship

  5. batsword Says:

    Lovely.

    after the surge
    wafting ocean ozone
    I love this

  6. janewilliams Says:

    Gorgeous depiction of the power of the ocean and a mirror to the tidal push-pull of human emotion. Love it.

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    As someone who has enjoyed eating seaweed (kelp) etc… in Wales and Japan, and mussels being a very British thing, and Belgian, I loved that last line! I'm surprised that nowadays the ocean didn't serve up a plastic plate or container of some sort too! :-)

    the ocean
    was in a rage last night
    but today
    these peace offerings
    of blue mussels and kelp

    —DEBBIE STRANGE

    Beautifully crafted/composed tanka.

    Tanka are not really as easy as they look when composed by someone like you. There's not a word out place, and each line break serves a purpose. If I want to, I can take another layer of meaning for myself, a gift from a strong writer who is also generous. Thank you!

    Alan

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