Chrysanthemums Tanka

Viv's Chrysanthemums painting

Once upon a time
Mum loved chrysanthemums
I painted them for her
She died many years  ago
all I have now is the picture.

Written for Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille on Mindovemisery’s Menagerie. 


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9 Responses to Chrysanthemums Tanka

  1. beautiful painting, that essays everything

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  2. Vivian this is a very tough tanka. Those strong emotions are touching me deep … and that painting … I am in awe.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    But it’s a lovely one! Raining cats and dogs here. Hope all well with you Viv xx

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  4. …and a memory and a tanka 🙂

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  5. Gah….that’s perfectly heartbreaking, Viv. Emotively done and a wonderful painting, too!

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  6. Ron. says:

    All three–the poem, the painting, the recollection–perfect.

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  7. catterel says:

    Those flowers really glow – what a beautiful association, in spite of the sadness.

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  8. katechiconi says:

    It’s a lovely painting, it has real depth.


  9. tialys says:

    It’s a beautiful picture too – I bet she loved it.

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