#Tanka: Kittens Backward and Forward

Time for Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday. This week we are working on the form #Tanka 5/7/5/7/7

Nineteen and a half
Scardy, my beloved friend
Woebegone, my heart
A place to foster kittens
Nurture, keep safe, give away 


Thanks for reading. For other #Tanka this week along with writing instructions Check out Colleen’s site: https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/09/29/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-197-specificform-tanka/

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

27 thoughts on “#Tanka: Kittens Backward and Forward”

          1. I’m still mulling over themes, BTW. I haven’t emailed you because my life is crazy. We closed on our rental house for Cindy in Prescott TODAY! Vince is going to check it out and take care of turning everything on and hooking up all the necessary utilities and services n the next few days. I haven’t seen it yet!

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          2. No, a different one. This one will be for my sister-in-law. We haven’t sold our house yet. Pictures tomorrow then it goes on the market. I’ll send you the link after it’s up.

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    1. Thank you, Yvette. Photoshopping myself out of the picture of me feeding the babies took longer than writing the tanka. That was hard! I used my negative space concept and I like the results. What do you think? Weird to see unembodied hands feeding two little kittens?

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        1. Thanks. Mostly it was appalling to see how bad my neck looked. I fixed that, and then the rest of me looked bad, too – distractingly so. You couldn’t make out their cute little legs against the background of my shirt. It’s painstaking, but I was pleased with the result.

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