Tanka: A Flowing Tide

Ellen Miffitt fineartamerica.com

Ellen Miffitt      fineartamerica.com

a flowing tide brings
tomorrow’s crab to the shore
for the waiting gulls
   while an ebbing tide returns
   yesterday’s shells to the sea

“Is not poetry a megaphone held up
to the whispering lips of death?” ~ Billy Collins


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Tanka: A Flowing Tide

  1. Crow says:

    Great poem, great art, great quote. Three for three, sir.


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