Recently, my friend and fellow poet Kirsten Cliff and I decided to write a series of tanka based on travel pictures we’d taken over the years. The result, our tanka sequence “Forever Home,” was published in the October issue of LYNX, where you can find our alternating verses in their entirety. We thought it might be fun, however, to share the verses and the accompanying pictures that inspired them on our blogs, which we’ll be doing, one by one, over the course of the next several days. This is my first verse–the second in the sequence–with my picture of a couple entwined in each other’s arms in the Pantheon in Rome. To see Kirsten’s opening tanka and picture to “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.
wrapped up in each other
playing statues, never
growing out of love
Tanka & photograph © Margaret Dornaus
Tanka appeared in LYNX 27:3 (October 2012)
in “Forever Home,” a tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff