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Swift Terns

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Swift Terns

swift terns tumbling in the sky celebrating joy in sharing the spirit of freedom
NB The 21 syllable count favoured by the new movement in writing western tanka - this is more true to the on in Japanese tanka. swift tern is a type of small bird found in the coastal regions of South Africa. Please see the About section for the picture which had inspired this poem.

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 12:45:00 AM

    Nice to be able to read your poems. I love to watch terns and you brought them to life here. SuZ

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 4:37:00 PM

    You're a descriptive and talented writer Suzette. Love your work. Cheers. Rick

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:16:00 AM

    suzette, this is a beautiful Tanka, I love the form which you did so well, the picture is lovely also, Constance

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:07:00 AM

    Flawless portrait of a scene I have had the pleasure of seeing several times, Su....'swift terns tumbling in the sky'...wow - Tim