Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tanka for Tonka

My brother really is an amazing, beautiful writer. He has a spirit in him that just blows my mind. Being able to control words (or being controlled by words, I'm not sure) is something I admire. Here is a poem he wrote for me in the tanka style. This link has more information about the tanka style, which is like a haiku but longer. I love this...

"Tanka for Tonka"

Legs that crave running,
So much joy when they arrive,
A scratch or a kiss,
Way into his furry heart,
Human soul 'neath canine eyes.

My brother's Facebook poetry page:

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