Carpe Diem’s Tanka Shrine #1

24 Oct

Carpe Diem’s Tanka Shrine #1, “Small footprints” by Marika Kitakubo

This month’s Tanka is written by:

Banner Mariko Kitakubo

fine snow
of New Year’s Day,
small footprints
lead to grandma’s gate
before the shrine
leaving for heaven
she did not travel alone
one set of footprints
led to grandma
as Jesus carried the babe
                        pmc 24/10/13

7 Responses to “Carpe Diem’s Tanka Shrine #1”

  1. Chèvrefeuille October 24, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    What a wonderful Tanka Patricia, I was deeply touched by this one. I recall a Dutch poem in which the same is described. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Joanne Moceri-Taveira October 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    beautifully spiritual (without the religion)….

  3. moondustwriter October 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Patricia it is a beautiful picture that babe in capable loving arms

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 27, 2013 at 5:47 am #

    Patricia this is a very sensitive tanka.. I can think of it as being written at a funeral.

  5. atrm61 October 29, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    What a sweet Tanka-made me want to cry!

  6. Sun November 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    a very lovely tanka.


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