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One Single Impression has the prompt of color. In consideration of this spring almost tanka:

dad’s brown garden
still, the only green is
the plastic tomato stakes –
dad, my world’s row marker
sleeps days indoors.

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  1. Colors of Life

    This is an exquisite poem. Just exquisite.

    AnonymousApril 23, 2008 @ 8:01 pm
  2. forgot to leave my name up above. Raven from Raven’s Nest:

    AnonymousApril 23, 2008 @ 8:03 pm
  3. Good poem. I know lots of gardeners like this!

    AnonymousApril 23, 2008 @ 9:52 pm
  4. One Single Impression: Colors

    My father was a gardener who now spends much of his time indoors. I can feel this one!
    Sandy Carlson
    Writing in Faith: Poems

    AnonymousApril 24, 2008 @ 9:03 am
  5. comment from watermaid

    ‘Dad, my world’s row marker’ sounds wistful’. Yours is the only haiku or tanka I’ve read where colour is absent.

    Carole (watermaid)

    AnonymousApril 24, 2008 @ 3:32 pm
  6. Re: comment from watermaid

    um, brown, green?

  7. Re: One Single Impression: Colors

    Thanks Sandy.

  8. Thanks Raven.

  9. Re: comment from watermaid

    What I was trying to say was that most people have gone for vivid colour. Of course there are, as you say, two colours, but the display of colour everyone else has majored on, has yet to happen. It was the ‘still the only green’ that I was going on. This was meant as a compliment not a criticism – it’s good to have a different angle – subdued colour. Hope that makes sense.

    AnonymousApril 24, 2008 @ 3:53 pm
  10. Re: comment from watermaid

    ah, I see. yes, I get you now. Thanks for clarifying, Carole.

  11. tanka

    This one speaks volumes in just a few lines. A whole story therein. Marvelous.

    AnonymousApril 25, 2008 @ 3:33 pm
  12. color

    ..ur poem,along with the comments above are good reading.thanks for this and the visit.

    AnonymousApril 25, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

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