Tanka Tuesday: Plenty & Meander

Although Colleen is taking a break to write her book, she has set us November homework. My last tanka of the month.


Through fields of plenty,

river winds, bright water sings

a song of summer.

But winter cold frosts the banks,

sound of gunshots chills my heart.

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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.

17 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Plenty & Meander”

    1. Thanks Colleen. They have been quiet for a couple of weeks now but they were out in force this morning. I don’t know what they were after but I kept the dog indoors until they’d gone.

  1. I remember being on the Niagara River and hearing gunshots in the fall, wondering what that could be with people so close by, then realizing the waterfowl I enjoy seeing was under fire.

    1. That’s when the accidents happen. There was a woman shot and killed a few weeks ago here in her garden. The hunters were on the other side of the hedge and shot because she moved. In her garden. beggars belief.

    1. They talk about it amongst themselves as if killing things is a numbers question with collateral damage that has to be avoided because of the image problem. They are cynical and cold-blooded people.

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