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i see you

Ekphrastic Prompt provided by D.L. (Denise) Finn
i see you

if 
only 
they could see 
you were much more 
but they just saw a tree 
not your vibrant, dynamic core 
your roots winding deep beneath the earth’s floor 
branches that stretched to the clouds, wild bursting bud tips 
how you dance with the wind when tempests roar 
shelter, haven, legend of yore 
chopped down so callously 
to build a door 
but I see 
you ev’ry 
bit 

~kat

For Tanka Tuesday’s Ekphrastic Prompt Challenge - The  Diatelle - PHEW!  Took me a bit of time to make it work. Fantastic form!!!

The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba.

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