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
footprints-in-sand
leaving for heaven
she did not travel alone
one set of footprints
led to grandma
as Jesus carried the babe
                        pmc 24/10/13
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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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