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eyes at my windows

Photo by Jilly ©

windows to thy Sandhill soul

unfolding the red

infiltration of thy grey

feathers Paranoia Mine


Tanka by Jilly©


Photo by Jilly ©

Sandhill Cranes

We are being challenged by Lillian over at dVerse to write about the view from our windows, or the view into our windows.  Looking In/Looking Out.  Join us!

These charming Sandhill Cranes, a breeding pair and their young one (bottom photo) posed for me one very hot day just outside my window.  Their prehistoric-sounding call is a delight! The Paranoia part is purely fictional for poetry’s sake.  







Posted in Poetry, Tanka Tuesday

Gob Smacked

Tanka Tuesday


Vanilla thunder

gob smacked you while standing bare

footed in the lone

some shattering afternoon

dark as night at two o’clock


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