a restless tanka — June 18

white-black-white all night 

          dust devils across the veldt

wind beats the screendoor

        windowpanes zebras herd

                                   nickering     dreams rattled

Image: Game on the High Veldt – illustration from Oates, F. Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls, A Naturalist’s Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa (1889), Kegan, Paul Tench & Co. p. 71 c/- Wikimedia Commons.

And for music this morning, something to keep you going if the wind’s blowin and the bedroom’s full of stampeding wildlife, here’s Miles from 1957 with The Birth of the Cool (reach for sunglasses before playing) (Youtube cats)