Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 23, 2008 - tanka


dream on, dear one,
only I am wide-awake
this winter night...
how silence gently seeps
around our limbs


DW Bender
tanka

and older modern haiga image:

2 comments:

qualcosa di bello said...

this is like a lullabye...it made me think of my night-checks on my children & then it made me think of God watching over me as i sleep. so peaceful

also wanted to let you know that i was exploring the NC poet's society site & found your lovely work as a winner a few years back...i am enjoying reading your work, past & present, very much

Debi Bender said...

Thank you so much. I have also been exploring your blog (and your children's and dog's blog :^D), and enjoying your beautiful joy in God, family, life and arts (especially wonderful foods). You are a blessing in this world!

Tanka, haiku, haibun, sijo -- all are such wonderful, sensitive forms of poetry.