Tanka Tuesday: Soar & Wait

After an afternoon spent buying a second-hand car (such fun), I’m treating myself to another poetry break. For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. It isn’t a proper tanka, but I’m tired.


Soar with me, night bird,

broad-winged, silent as the moon,

waiting for the dawn.

I feel the scratch of starlight—

sleek feathered, we race the sun.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

25 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Soar & Wait”

    1. We got it, yesterday evening. It’s a Dacia Logan break, a model commonly known as ‘le corbillard’. I like them, big and lunky and the kind of car the dog can chew away at and you wouldn’t be bothered. Night Bird? More like an aged parrot.

      1. I had a Bouvier des Flandres many moons ago. She once ate the entire nob on the gear stick whilst I was delivering cheese at Clivedon House out of pique that she was not allowed in the kitchens where she clearly knew delicious morsels abounded …. the car was a Volvo estate bought solely for it’s sturdy demeanor

      2. She was sitting in the driver’s seat, I take it? I love those dogs, so enigmatic. Difficult to decide whether they are cuddly-friendly or rip your throat out fierce.

      3. She was called Flaubert ‘Madame Bouvier’ but mostly for reasons I don’t now recall got called Lottie … I think it was one or other of the children either insisting or unable to pronounce. Yup – in the front seat away from the crates of cheese in the back. They do have wonderful faces … eyebrows like Dennis Healey – she was gentle but VERY protective of the children so one had to be cautious around over-zealous strangers 🙂

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