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2/19 baby
lion stare
watches snow flakes fall     (longingly)
Baby Kitty *
* “Baby” is adult Norwegian Forest Cats name.
He was showing unwittingly his “feminine” 
side 🙂
Note on Baby:
When I lived with my daughter, “grumpy”
Baby would come in my room and look out the
window… I’d made a place for him to lay and look
Baby was a rescue cat and didn’t warm up
to people, but tolerated the family. It was
many years and a severe illness until he would let
anyone hold him or pet him. I loved to watch him
as he was the first cat I ever really got to know.
He kept me company after i had back surgery
…quiet and watchful.
2/12  break
President’s Day
whoo hoo tourney time
February break
2/20 bling
worn proudly
grandmother’s rhinestone pins
precious glamour
children love glitz
precious gifts still worn
forty years of sparkles 
between storms
frosty sparkle on ice 
winter diamonds
diamonds on water
natures gift of wonder
herons gaze
spider webs dew drops
glisten with sunrise
remember Charlotte
stars in her eyes
love in her heart
newly wed
2/26 brew/wine/beer spirits
brewery tour fun
bottle jam where filled
bottles with wings
brewery visit
tour bypassed
2/27 button
smart talking kids
learned to toe the line
button your lip


Pike Place Brewery – “Hot Dog”December 24 prompt: “hot dog” Pike Brewing art by Cheryl Leo Gwin and Charles Finkel

Hanging in Pike  Brewing Company (  )


Cheryl Leo Gwin and Charles Finkel of Pike Breweries (and wineries)
have long been know for their art. 
Large or  small – Washington State has about 160 craft breweries,
most of any  state – they commission some of the best art around. 
 Hanging in Pike  Brewing Company (  )
is this fascinating poster for the brewery. 
Designed by Charles  Finkel and Cheryl Leo Gwin
and painted in enamel by Cheryl Leo Gwin, 
Chris and I discovered it while waiting  for our table in a corner of the bar. 
I fell in love with it, and the  creators were kind enough to let us use it for a prompt. 
Embodying  themes drawn from beer, Seattle, and of course, sex,
and images of hot dogs, long legs, butterflies, suds, cats, goats and more,
it has it all. 
The prompt:What does the art say to you?  What do you see in it? 
What will your  tanka say about it? 
Charles’ work may be found at
Cheryl’s at Cheryll_Leo-Gwin/Welcome.html
. Prompt written and posted by
Gary Blankenship of Facebook Tanka Poets on Site
hot dogs
roar of the crowd
ladies in sundresses tanning
hot dogs, pop corn and beer
young boys carry dads ball glove
catch a home run plan of day
ladies in sun dresses ~ wait
fancy seats in mezzanine .
fancy seats in mezzanine
comfy seats, cooling fans
hot dogs and beers not for them
dreaming of warmer climes
wishing game were over 
sunlit fields 
magnificent horses roam
happy hour shade 
ladies in hats and mini-dresses
butterflies on Clydesdales