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Two Tankas: Gifts

Day 20 NaPoWriMo 2020


Green Tunic

Parrot green tunic
with hand painted folk dancers
and preening peacock,
receiving true art from an
artist. Appreciativeness.


Labor of Love

Pickled seeds of dried
mangoes, pickled goodness
of gooseberries,
aft-dinner mouth freshener
munch, crunch, with much thankfulness.

Notes:  Day 20 of NaPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt:

Today, in gratitude for making it to Day 20, our (optional) prompt asks you to write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received. It could be a friendship bracelet made for you by a grade-school classmate, an itchy sweater from your Aunt Louisa, a plateful of cinnamon toast from your grandmother, a mix-tape from an old girlfriend. And whatever gift you choose, we wish you happy writing!

On-prompt tankas.  Really grateful to two individuals, who are special and provide me with such thoughtful (and useful), and beautiful gifts – true labor of love.

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