Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava

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Life in and around Northfield, Minnesota.
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Daily Tanka: Lorde

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:50pm

Lorde’s “Melodrama”
Is a riveting album
In my head I hear
The music’s many strange sounds
Almost more than the lyrics

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Daily Tanka: Country Kids

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:53pm

Country Kids
Hearing the bats crack
After the ball flies away
I recall making
Plans with my friends by yelling
Across the marsh – country kids

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Daily Tanka: Birdbath

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:20pm

Entropy afflicts
Our birdbath, which attracts filth
Arboreal and
Avian but is cleaned out
By a summer thunderstorm

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Daily Tanka: Liberal Arts Sounds

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:20pm

Liberal Arts Sounds
Backhoes groan, scraping
Songbirds whistle, flickering
Crows shriek, circling
Locomotives blast, blocking
Work trucks beep, esrevering

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Daily Tanka: Plein Air

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:15pm

Plein Air
A hole in the clouds
Lets dusklight paint the cornfield
A tassle yellow
The hole closes and the field
Turns back to a husky green

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Daily Tanka: New Bike Race 

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:50pm

New Bike Race
Let’s race the new bike
Bang out a solid five laps
When my legs blow up,
Cruise the last lap, enjoying
The trees, the trail, and the bike

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Daily Tanka: Lower Upper Midwest

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:09pm

Lower Upper Midwest
A cool, steady breeze
Betrays the high summer sun
Northfield, not da Yoop
A green lawn, not a stone beach
A corn sea, not the Big Lake

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Daily Tanka: Construction Season II

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:00pm

Construction Season II
Without the chatter
Of the strolling customers,
Campus resounds with
The cheerfully annoying
Chirps of trucks going backwards 

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Daily Tanka: Construction Season I

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:50pm

Construction Season
The school year over,
Orange safety fencing now walls
The vacant sidewalks
And construction vehicles
Invade the empty green quads

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Daily Tanka: No Email

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:40pm

No Email
If I receive no
Email all day, have I worked?
I’ve checked off many
To-dos, so I think I’ll keep
My knowledge-worker license

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