September 11, 2006

Katrina Tanka


Who will we be now?
Stayed or fled, living or dead,
Our world divided:
Heavy, and mangled past use.
Light, to be broken and strewn.

(More tanka at One Deep Breath.
More on Katrina here.)

9 comments:

susanlavonne said...

Both the tanka and photograph are so powerful! Thanks for such an important reminder.

paris parfait said...

Very powerful poem to accompany a powerful photograph. Thanks for sharing your insight within your poem.

ian russell said...

yes, excellent tanka and sentiment.

Jennifer said...

wow, this is great. I love the light line in particular

jzr said...

Wow! this says it all ... photo and tanka. Thanks!

Clare said...

Great tanka. An importnat message well portrayed.

LuluBunny said...

Amazing! Excellent!!

AnnieElf said...

Deeply touching.

Tammy said...

Well done! Picture and tanka were powerful and full of emotion.