Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #8 . . .

 

My fourth tanka–the eighth verse–for “Forever Home” was inspired by the following photo of a lobster shack in Portland, Maine.  (To see Kirsten’s seventh verse and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.)

lobster shack—
one letter missing
from the sign
     perhaps no one is ever
     completely welcome here

Lobster Shack, Portland, Maine
(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

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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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