The Drowning Pool

Double Tanka Poem

Tracy Aston
Sep 12 · 1 min read
Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

lying in the dirt
scorched — his daughter’s knitted doll
mouth agape breath stopped
spies his mother’s torn shawl caught
on blackened beams billowing

grief in drowning pools
of ash his wife in grey sleep
too deep to waken
son husband father — no more
future burned returned to dust


House of Haiku

Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

Tracy Aston

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Words and pictures real and imagined. Inspired most of all by the natural world. Writer, photographer, artist I would say…if I had the nerve.

House of Haiku

Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

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