sunrise after the storm

Learning more about haiku and tanka also helps me write better longer poems.

This poem was inspired by my father.  I wrote and posted it on my first blog, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, almost two years ago.  http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com  I’ve written a lot the last few years and am gradually reviewing my archives.

My parents, Harold and Enola, both had January birthdays.  They were teachers.

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SUNRISE AFTER THE STORM

sunrise
after the storm . . .
glistening lake-waves
branches coated with ice
and a crow cawing

after the storm
driftwood washes to shore
from other places . . .
what we let go
what we keep

Image: http://reusableart.com.