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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Forever Home: A Tanka Sequence with Margaret Dornaus #5

still showing me
the blessings of survival . . .
an ancient oven
and a stone wheat-grinder
in this deserted city

Pompeii, Italy, 1998 (click on image to enlarge)
Tanka & photograph © Kirsten Cliff
Tanka appeared in LYNX XXVII: 3 (October, 2012)
in "Forever Home" a tanka sequence with Margaret Dornaus

To start with the first post in this sequence click here.
To see Margaret's tanka and pictures for "Forever Home", 
visit Haiku-doodle.


  1. I love this old oven and mill stone!

  2. Thanks, Maggie. :)
    It's so cool to be able to write about all these. And so interesting to see each others pics after the writing has been done!