Saturday, April 5, 2014

Three More for the First Quarter

Here are three more short poems, Selected for 2014's First Quarter. If you don't want to look up "Tanka," you may translate it as "short poem!"

Bede's Tanka

in the coffee shop
I had the memory
of all the futures
that just fly on like sparrows
without you without me

--Wulf Losee

Walking in Santa Rosa warming daylight,
                   many petals of white plum
                               one   -   by  -    one
                                            touch pavement
--Robert Flannery

I climbed to the top
Of a crow-crowned hill
And the wind was briskly flowing,
In the bright clear light
The world stood still
And all I knew was knowing.

--David Clark

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