Tanka 26

26.
The highway’s neighbors
unconcerned by the noise,
settled as they are
in a graveyard. And their guests
value the easy access.

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, July, 2008.

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, July, 2008.

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8 thoughts on “Tanka 26

  1. The poem and photo made me chuckle.
    I haven’t been to Laurel Hill in ages. My daughter in Boston loves going to Mount Auburn Cemetery–that was the first rural garden cemetery, and Laurel Hill was the second.

  2. Having been to Laurel Hill, I appreciate this poem on another level. I think one of the things I’ve always valued about cemeteries is the way they provide an oasis of calm in population centres.

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