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. Would you really send it to me? Really? You would do that for me?! Oh my God that would be amazing, beyond amazing. You got me so excited.

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    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. And you sound happy about “springing ahead!” Seems many people complain about loosing the hour’s sleep. Honestly, for me, jumping ahead or falling back has never really bothered me at all.

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      2. I used to be a “night owl” for many years. Now I’ve gotten used to getting to bed with TV off by 10PM and up around 6AM most mornings…

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      3. 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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      4. 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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