Barren branches reach
Toward St. Joseph's church steeple
As winter's sky burns,
I expel my breath
watch it clear as if absolved.
by Margaret Bednar, January 18, 2014
This is a Tanka for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tanks with Hisashi Nakamura" We have been so amazingly lucky to have his guidance in a two-part series. I have always enjoyed doing these, and hope I have improved on my understanding of how to execute them.
Note: I hesitated to use "winter's" as it is so obvious. I do use "barren" and allude to it being cold. I originally used "evening's" … any advice or thoughts?
The above photo is an example of me turning the car around and getting out to capture what I glimpsed despite my kids moans and groans. It was worth it I think :)