“Whale Burning Draws Crowds” (Dick Whyte)

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………………..Cape Town
………………..in spring
………………..the scent of flame lilies
………………..mixed with
………………..charred whale flesh
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Headlines:

“Whale Burning Draws Crowds” (Reuters)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 2 Comments...

  1. Chen-ou Liu

    Hi! Dick, your employment of the pivot line and the sense-switching technique is very effective.

    Chen-ou

  2. Dick Whyte

    Thanks Chen-ou, yeah, the pivot has been an interesting thing to learn to use in the tanka. Don’t wanna make it too obvious, but then again, don’t wanna bury it either. Glad you enjoyed it.

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