Monday, 17 August 2009

you gave me life
fixed me when I was broken
but now that you've gone
all I can do is wipe
dust from your smile

Modern English Tanka V2 No3 Spring 2008

5 comments:

Devika said...

A lovely, touching tanka, Paul....

A very personal poem...but I am reminded of my father's photograph that I have with me, and all those memories of him :)

wishes,
devika

Paul Smith said...

Hi Devika, I am glad this had some resonance with you. It is in memory of my mother who died very young and who even now is never far from my thoughts.

Laure said...

i hold these words like a whisper ...

Devika said...

I understand Paul :)

devika

Paul Smith said...

Thank you Laure (& Devika again!)your words are as ever a life-giving gift.