Church Bells

church bells ringing
announcing her wedding
on June twenty-fourth–
seated on the back pew
he wishes her happiness


c Copyright 2012, Freeda Baker Nichols

Callipe, Winter 2010

Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas Anthology, 2010-2011

This poem, a tanka, is considered a mood piece. Here, the moods I find  are happiness for one person, sadness for another. Writing tanka, the poet needs to use strong images and may use poetic devices such as metaphor and personification.