Res John Burman

Rookie - 77 Points (27th October 1942 to 'Not Yet! ' / London, Middlesex, England)

'Exiles Tanka' - Poem by Res John Burman

As winter storms in
My little mimosa tree
Sports shivering blooms

The collared dove warms her feet
Dreaming of Southern Sunshine.


Far from the mountains
Where sages lived forever
My heart grows older

Remembering younger days
And weeping dark bamboo tears.

Copyright © Res JFB 25th November 2009

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2009

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