Saturday, June 29, 2013

Robert Demaree- Tanka Sequence

Town and Country: Three Tankas

August 2010

Couple paddling by,
Canoe caught in golden glint,
Cool August evening.
Without other evidence
He assumes they are in love.

Battle of Wits

Chipmunks foraging
Under the new bird feeder
Tries to climb pole,
Senses the baffle, turns back,
Smarter than you would have thought.

Big Box

Wal-Mart, nine a.m.:
Aisles empty, almost cheerful,
Mammoth TV screens
Side-by-side, all but unwatched:
Yesterday’s football highlights.

Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, April 2007, and  Mileposts, October 2009, both published by Beech River Books, and Things He Thought He Already Knew, published online in 2007 by Slow Trains. The winner of the 2013 Burlington Writers Club Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. He has had over 650 poems published or accepted by 130 periodicals. For further information see 

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