still together


lake now mirror calm

abandoned boat rests shallowdeserted boat

ghost tree witnesses

she stood up in sudden squall

he could not swim…sky howls










In memory of victims of recent duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake, Branson MO.  (Image from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. annell4
    Jul 28, 2018 @ 08:03:24

    Yes, such a tragic event. He could not swim….


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 28, 2018 @ 07:54:01

    so sad… and somehow afterwards the surface is as silent as before.


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 20:18:01

    The remains of a storm. I like the phrase: “ghost tree”


  4. Glenn Buttkus
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 12:06:45

    Using a picture as Muse is always great fun, when our imaginations can run off the leash. Tight tanka, sweet read.


  5. sanaarizvi
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 06:52:45

    Such a poignant tribute, Lynn 💕


  6. Sabio Lantz
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 05:27:25

    Spooky tribute


  7. kim881
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 01:25:24

    This is flash fiction condensed into a tanka, Lynn. I love the ‘ghost tree witnesses’ but it’s so tragic..


  8. Chèvrefeuille
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 14:54:45

    Awesome tanka … short story with true drama.


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