Diane Hine

Silver Star - 3,735 Points (25 July 1956)

Hiker (Tankas) - Poem by Diane Hine

BUSH BALLET
Kangaroo paws brush
her legs.Spider orchids star.
The hiker is touched.
Tabanidae reels impel
her impromptu pas de chat.

NIGHT OPERETTA
Willie wagtail trills
pierce a magpie’s pastorale.
In dreams she’s transfixed.
Culicidae chafe winged love
duets or bright arias.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The magpie in the poem is the Australian Magpie.

Comments about Hiker (Tankas) by Diane Hine

  • Gold Star - 20,480 Points Valsa George (7/26/2013 12:04:00 AM)

    As ever, your world is lively with the ballets and operas of animals, birds and even flies! Only an observant eye will be able to see and enjoy them! Great Tankas! Nice to see you back, Diana! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (7/25/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    Good to see you again. This is over My head but interesting. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points Dinesh Nair (7/10/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    These notes have been in tune with Diane`s usual writes on life wild and far.
    These days you are writing less frequently Madam Diane....Why? (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,297 Points Anthony Di''anno (6/29/2013 8:56:00 AM)

    As ever expertly done Diane. A cornucopia of creation. Lovely :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points David Wood (6/24/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    So much wildlife down under just like the British Lions! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Valerie Dohren (6/23/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    So much wildlife down-under providing you with an endless fount of inspiration. Very imaginative writes Diane. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,770 Points Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    nice tankas Diane. good imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (6/22/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    Great language and succinct and vibrant descriptive verses. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 22, 2013


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