your mate with just a blush of red ~ gogyohka

your mate with just a blush of red
never far from your side
in your brilliance
cardinal or otherwise
there is no sin in your presence

This gogyohka is my response to Colleen’s #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Tastetherainbow, in which we are to use the syllabic form of our choice with
a color of our choice.

32 thoughts on “your mate with just a blush of red ~ gogyohka

  1. Ken, this gogyohka is stunning, along with the images. I read somewhere that cardinals mate for life. The male makes a big deal out of feeding the female when they are courting. They are one of my favorite birds. I’ve not seen any in my neighborhood, but I bet they’re there. ❀

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  2. Pingback: #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 255 | #TastetheRainbow – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

  3. A wonderful poem Ken! I love the wordplay as well as the gentle capture of these amazing creatures. They are truly delightful and fascinating. All the best for the new year πŸ™‚

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