emerge from our barn
into dusk . . .
how short the wingspan
of this perfect moment
Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest, 2020
Reading this tanka, I experienced a natural flow in the image of small bats that feed on flying insects in the dark. This poet brought me into a single moment of time that I have never personally experienced, but it invited me to recall other moments that are perfect in that moment. This transcendent expression of ideals made this tanka worth mention.