Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DMC: "her ashes in a box" by Diane Mayr

her ashes in a box
on the passenger seat
late winter sun
the ground and I will thaw
when the time is right

© 2015 Diane Mayr. All rights reserved.

Margarita Engle has challenged us to write a tanka this month. She suggests we think of it as a five-line travel diary about a subject of our choice. Click HERE for more details.

Send your tanka to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, March 27th. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of Margarita's delightful new picture book:


  1. Thanks for featuring my tanka today, Michelle. The ground here is still mostly frozen! The temperature this morning is 24 degrees.

  2. My pleasure, Diane. I'm amazed at how your poem has the immediate effect of calming me. It's like some kind of tanka magic! Hope your mornings warm up soon.

  3. What a wonderful tanka. I so enjoyed the serene, slow, movement of the words.

  4. This is a very tranquil and loving poem. Thanks for sharing it here.

  5. Thank you, everyone, I appreciate your kind words.