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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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Crossings

This new year’s lamps lit
we shall no longer look back
on waters long-passed
a bright turning of the page
a time to portage new rivers
and live out new dreams

 

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

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Anno Domini


I hear the old year
laughing down by the river
on ice cold crisp air
everything becoming clear
I can read it in your eyes
emancipation

 

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

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