Monday, March 9, 2015

DMC: "Sun overlooks" by Margaret Simon

Sun overlooks
blessing a lonely smoke stack.
Coulee wildflowers
preach yellow sonnets
while moon graces morning clouds.

© 2015 Margaret Simon. All rights reserved.

Watch the video of images that inspired this poem at Reflections on the Teche.

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 on March 27th. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of Margarita's delightful new picture book:


  1. Thanks for posting my tanka today. Here's the link to my blog post with a video of the images I wrote from.

  2. I'm pleased and honored to feature your beautiful poem today. It sings to me like a hymn. Such inspiring photographs on your blog too!

  3. Love how Margaret also wove the March word of the day: preach into this.

  4. Great imagery, Margaret! It sings to me :) Love the line "preach yellow sonnets"