A Tanka for Dru’s Birthday

I wrote and sent this poem to our good friend Dru, on the occasion of an important birthday for her.

 

 

Consider the time

it takes the sea to polish stones

to bright perfection

life has done the same for you

but in only eight decades

 

 

A Tanka verse is a Japanese format, the UK equivalent counts syllables in each line, in the order 5,7,5,7,7.