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Bridge Prompt and bridge photo and resulting tanka of solitude by riverbank in the privacy that fog affords,


mist by the water
inside soft arch
walled in by fog
I own all the air
I can see

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6 Responses

  1. Nice. Last two lines remind me of Niedecker’s “I carry my clarity with me” — and there’s a break in that line somewhere, I forget where, too lazy to look.

  2. cool. shall mention to charles that his photo inspired a poem :)

    i like the lines “i own all the air/ i can see”

  3. As you like. I expect he’ll track down the link before long in short order, if he hasn’t already.

  4. Cool. Thanks.

  5. from Roswila

    Very atmospheric. I’m right there.

    AnonymousApril 13, 2007 @ 3:40 am
  6. Tanka Tinkerer, eh?

    I’ve had good and bad luck with the tanka.
    I should study the ‘amount of subject matter’ more.
    This one is only a little more scene contents than
    a haiku, and uses the English very smoothly due
    to the limits of info. There are full prose
    connectives here. The feel is very serene.

    AnonymousApril 27, 2007 @ 4:43 am



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