A daily tanka – 5 May

plums i left too long
they're over-ripe & gone
my mother’s ghost tutts

‘waste not want not’ she insists
— dutiful son now makes jam

Image: detail from Edouard Manet, Plum Brandy, c. 1877 c/- Wikimedia

And for music…in keeping with the global theme, here’s a Meeting by the River with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Ry Cooder – maybe start with Ganges Delta Blues

2 thoughts on “A daily tanka – 5 May

  1. Yum! My mum used to make plum butter. First forced though a food mill, and then pushed through a sieve. We used to love the stuff. I like the music choice, too.

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