Category Archives: Tanka

Black Squirrel Tanka

bat-faced black squirrel stretches from feet to feeder sucks sugarwater- may we all find life’s sweetness in unexpected places

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Evening Tanka

Summer evening light slants soft across the kitchen lights pink peonies- Don’t we all want the same things: beauty and a hand to hold?

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Tanka for the Beauty of Trees

In the world of trees factories spew oxygen take just what they need- if their beauty were enough we could live and breathe freely

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Tanka for Hope

Late Spring’s yellow light brushes bright unfolding leaves chimes the evening in- Praise the persistence of Life sprung fresh from darkness and death.

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Sleet

Soft percussive drops sleet melts at Earth’s lightest touch expressed from grey skies becoming green things’ warm blood by sweet indifferent magic

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Spring Window Tanka

Long pine arms outstretched greenfingered hands offering rainglistened diamonds- So Nature’s creatures marry April rain to all fresh growth

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Tanka Series for Life Underground

Iridescence rides to soils’ surface on skins of earthworms’ return– Earth gives Sky back her rainbows by such lowly means as these- Turning the garden reveals cities underground- Smallest workers there- pillbugs, worms, and fungus- wait and turn all Death … Continue reading

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