my child stretches
the end of play
Such a simply delightful tanka by Ramesh Anand of India depicting a familiar scene, that I selected it as an Editor's Choice. The "crows" are vanishing at twilight", but no matter what country you live in, a child will always try to stretch out playtime. Minimal yet rhythmic in its presentation, this tanka is a little gem!
—an'ya, cattails principal editor