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two ducks on the pond
and one on the stony path
right around sundown
i must wonder where they sleep
then, looking homeward, must yawn

such a shallow fence
along the wintery trail
just logs and runners
nor for keeping in nor out
but skirts the deep, dark forest

where the stream narrows
someone has laid down a log
questionable –
which side to use for camping?
balance in the forest gloom?

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:53:00 PM
    enjoying this one again, DAver, thanks for your email today!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:41:00 PM
    I see it peacefully.......and now I want to sleep and dream of such a lovely scene! ........yawn........sigh.........zzzzzz

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Daver, lovely image hope the balance keeps the camping going on fun... Have yourself a beautiful Memorial Day, this Monday. God bless the ones who fought and keep on fighting. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Oh..and i've soup mailed you..'

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Love the way this exersizes the imagimation Daver.. can see that scene so well..' Joe..)

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:24:00 AM
    I sure enjoyed these, Daver. My very favorite one was the first one. Something about it was so DUCKY!!

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Very cleverly done! Splendid imagery and flawless TANKA construction. BRAVO my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Hi Daver - To balance the forest with one log is a novel thought (am I gettting it). Check out Keith Bickerstaffe's poem "mastro." I think you might like it. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:50:00 PM
    As an avid camper, ....I want to see what you see, at this very moment. Such a peaceful and serene poem, that makes me want to load up the car, pack my sleeping bag and go to the mountains right now!