A Morphed Tanka

cracked cage, a changed scene ~

curtain drawn on larval crawl ~

star dons drip-dried wings ~

act one, milkweed monologue ~

plot turns, Monarchs flit through skies

(selection from A Haiku for Ricky Baker, on sale now)


Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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36 thoughts on “A Morphed Tanka

    1. Thank you, Rick! I was inspired by my young, artistic friend who successfully transitioned out of juvenile detention when I wrote the piece. I hope the book can benefit more children like her.


      1. I had to change my schedule because of my wife’s work schedule. She starts work at 5:30 every morning, so she’s in bed by 8:30-9:00 PM.

        I used to be catching my “second wind” at about that time several years ago! I was up until midnight to 1 AM most nights. When I was working, I had a noon to nine job, so I had to “unwind” before bed…

        Hey, have a great evening, hope the “Barbie bomb” went off without a hitch today!


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      2. That’s great! No fire engines required. Glad you had some fun. I’ll do my best to enjoy the evening, but I am having some back issues last night and today. Oh well, I just try to “suck it up” and keep moving! 🙂

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