Chrysanthemum and The Empress Reversed: Ken

Chrysanthemum 2c Chrysanthemum 3c Chrysanthemum 4c Sake Cup Chrysanthemum 1c

Let’s sit by the stream
Put soft petals in the wine
We’ll socialize face-to-face—
Laughter rich as chocolate

(for Ken)

Depth charge:  For brief explanations of the symbols in Hanafuda, click on the blue ribbon card above. To go to Ken’s blog, Talk to the Hump, click on the sake cup card above.

Ken Monteith Cinquain Toi

In addition to the beautiful and delicious Chrysanthemum Apple Pie, Ken contributed this clever cinquain, which he entitled Cinquain Toi, a pun on the fact that I am now 53, or cinquante trois.

This year for my birthday we are having fun with Hanafuda and Tarot cards.
Tarot_03_Empress Reversed

To see all the Hanafuda/Tarot tanka posted to date, click here.

To read the chapbook Happy Birthday Hanafuda by Andrew Grimes Griffin just click on the link. To download a pdf, right click on the link and select “Save link as…”


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