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A #Tanka for A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-nine

 Blood Red Sunset - panoramio
ingawh [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

‘Why, what could she have done, being what she is?
Was there another Troy for her to burn?’—W.B. Yeats

 

Blood sunset

our mad general pursues

her across this land

so we bleed so far from home

for these empty vanities

 

for Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-nine

 

 

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