18 comments on “For J.R.

  1. Pingback: For J.R. | Poesy plus Polemics | Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!

  2. Nice, Paul. I haven’t done much tanka at all. My son is a police officer also. And to Angelique…stick with it. I found villanelle very difficult at first, but under my poet-father’s teaching I finally “got it,” and I love the form. I write villanelle often. I need to get back to it more now.


  3. Wow-wonderful poem. As you know, I’m rather stuck in the tanka form–though I can rarely stop at one stanza, so I may be messing it up.


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