Snowflakes drifting down
Nestling between pine needles
Dusting robin’s wings
Sugar-coated berries charm
Breaking stillness, birds take flight
I’ve taken on another of Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge. This week’s challenge is to write a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7) with the words ‘charm’ & ‘touch’ in it. (I didn’t cheat. 🙂 You can use synonyms and, in this case, I used “nestle” in place of “touch”.)
Haiku / Poetry
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Jan · 29
The death of nature
Brings such beauty to our world
Leaves change, decorate Autumn
Give way to Winter’s frosting
I’ve taken on another of Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge. My first of the new year. This week’s challenge is to write a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7) with the words ‘change’ & ‘beauty’ in it.
Haiku / Poetry
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Jan · 09
The trees remember.
They think about when their sisters covered the valley, standing tall and proud.
Glossy, green foliage waving in summer breezes. Bare trunks frosted in winter snow. Branches reaching out, grasping hands, dancing in moonlight.
Now the few who remain nod to each other across empty fields studded with stumps of their sisters.
Their shadows stretch along barren land, soil cracked and dry.
Tufts of brown-tinged grass pretend they are a lush carpet of healthy green, turning from the truth.
The trees know better.
They are wise and no longer hold on to hope for the earth.
Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch
November 9, 2016 prompt: The End – In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an ending.
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Nov · 11