NEBRASKA TANKA

 

Amtrak train rolling

through Nebraska wee hours

a stop in Omaha

 

got off train in full darkness

no fields or pastures to view.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

a 2:00 am stop in Omaha for just 30 minutes en route from Denver to Chicago

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Although I write them too, I

Although I write them too, I do not fully understand how Tanka can place the reader intensely right in the middle of the experience, as this one does.  In such a small space, and few words, you have summarized the journey and also provided a full evocation of a stopover in full darkness.  Wow!


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I still don't fully get the

I still don't fully get the Asian poetry but I'm trying my best to dig deeper into it.  Thank you for commenting.

Starward's picture

I don't fully get it either.

I don't fully get it either.


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