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Sanctity


There is reverence
found in silent humble hours
we need not search far
to discover broad rivers
the sacred ordinary
moments of our lives

 

 
© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River|Tanka

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Sonata

Winter branches pause
expecting us to listen
to the music of
ice slowly disappearing
a rush of sparrows in flight
promises of Spring

 
© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Citadel

Unexpectedly
unimaginable change
like sudden snow-melt
muttered possibilities
as though we stood on mountains
and could see for miles

 

© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Retro


We could I suppose
look back and wonder for hours
how and why and where
things happened the way they did
or spend ourselves looking out
for one another

 

© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Postmark

renatures-com
From this vantage point
river and landscape as one
at the frozen bend
the view of the year from here
widens and paints the sky
and there is laughter

 
©2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Hybrid


Winter’s dug in deep
old idiosyncrasies
plowed in under ice
we must learn to hope again
in Springtime warmth and flowers
to reinvent things

 

2016 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Next

Done with icebreakers
we found ourselves entering
into quiet trust
the new year pushing us on
redefining boundaries
making it all real

 

© 2016 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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