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Two and - tanka


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Two and three-quarters
inches in old garden gauge
Leaf beetles washed off
Vegetables soaked this week with
more rain than all last summer
062413 / 2326

 

from the black desert

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Just a great, captured image -- and observation.

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  • 3 weeks later...
David W. Parsley

You're in a tanka groove, GK.

 

Nice

- Dave

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Hi Gatekeeper, This tanka is a kind of imagery journal entry, recording timely weather and its effect. I like it. We too had a good soaking rain recently right smack dab in the middle of a heat wave. Very odd but the garden was greatful. (I have to get stingy with watering the garden in the summer because I don't want to have to truck water to our well as many of my neighbors have had to do during the dry months. Weird we get 80 inches of rain in a year, mostly during Winter and Spring but summer our wells go dry.)

 

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