#Haiku Happenings #6: Nicholas Klacsansky presents a #tanka and commentary by Jacob Salzer!
no longer stand
between us . . .
admitting all the times
I’ve been wrong
Ribbons, Spring/Summer, 2018
© Jacob Salzer (USA)
This week, we have a treat, as we have the poet himself giving commentary:
I envisioned cracked pillars from ancient Greece. As you know, a lot of the structures are now in ruins, broken down over time. Some of the pillars that once held heavy tops now stand alone, often cracked—but even those often break down, leaving only a slab of marble or perhaps a pile of stones. The pillars are actually metaphors for the sense of “I” which visually resembles a pillar. The vision was remnants of pillars in a row, and two people standing on each side of them. Basically, all that’s left of the pillars in the tanka are small piles of marble. By admitting my faults, my pillar, or sense of…
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