House of Haiku
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House of Haiku

When we’re inflamed, we show our true colours

A Tanka.

Me in a pink saree, with my assistants at a wedding. Photo by author.

Redness, heat, pain and
swelling – inflammation signs.
In Latin, rubor,
calor, dolor and tumor.
Calor means heat, not colour!

When we’re inflamed, we show our true colours.

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