26 MARCH, 2019 - Deck Log M/V So...fea - CLEAN SWEEP!
Time for a little proud braggadocio from A-Dock
as multiple Winners in this year’s BHS Awards (Tanka Section). Your award of £125 will be paid
in pounds sterling.
(1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th placings).
cheque and post.
The first thought for the reader may be to add the word "you" to this line, but upon reflection, there are many
other possibilities: the loss of one's self through illness or the loss of meaningful work, a family home,
or beloved pet. So, a story all in one word, and a juxtaposition with the next four lines that not only describes
how endless the grief of loss can be, but manages to tell us that it can wear one down to almost nothing.
An outstanding tanka that harmonizes human emotion with not only a meaningful description of nature,
but also includes the traditional Japanese tanka use of the word "thousand" for emphasis.
in its round
your body spoons a chair
that holds me to the bone
Full blue-sky Spring day, high expected of 70....