Thursday, 16 May 2019

A Sprinkling of Childhood Observations

Five small childhood observations set in tanka that have trotted along with me through life. 

those heady days
of contemplation ...
how to spend a nickle
in order to produce
the greatest amount of pleasure

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

the kid who left
when he struck out  
and took the bat with him ...
the manager
nobody wants to work for

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

sunbeams on water ...
that feeling
something lovely
is quietly

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

dad's saturday night
sauerkraut stew
a loaded dish
his children's portions ...
a measure of their wish to please him

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

sometimes a simple truth
falls upon a moment
as clear as a mending stitch 
noticeable ... 
in a good way

photo: Me on a pony edited in - W. Bourke

© 2019 Wendy Bourke 

1 comment:

  1. I really like how the last tanka sums up the thoughtful thread running through all the tankas that came before it. I like these charming observations (LOL, OK, the kid with the bat is certainly no charmer at all - but the tanka did make me chuckle at the spot-on observation).