Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #6 . . .


My third tanka (sixth verse) for the tanka sequence “Forever Home” was inspired by a photo I took in Siena, Italy.  (To see Kirsten’s third tanka and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.)

Sunday best . . .
the aged man takes a turn
around the plaza
at the end of his leash
a dog won’t budge forward

Siena, Italy
(click on image to enlarge)

Tanka & photograph © Margaret Dornaus
Tanka appeared in LYNX 27:3 (October 2012)
in “Forever Home,” a tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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2 Responses to Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #6 . . .

  1. Wow, what an interesting photo! 🙂

  2. Yes, I got lucky with this one!

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