Category Archives: Tanka

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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Cathedral Tanka

Stained glass glitters here- music flows in this- the wrong Cathedral– I seek dirt, sun, and birdsong God laughs as fresh seedlings sprout

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Tanka for Equinox

Spring sun rose in red golden streamers in her hair laughing at herself- Tilting now toward Summer we shout and run into growth

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Oceanic Tankas

Choppy seas spin foam mirrored on blue plains above- monsters loom below- Mapping those Leviathans took the first half of my life. Undersea lava flows and freezes- builds islands- Taking my own life means building on this island becoming my … Continue reading

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Tanka for Growth

Spring, thief of sorrows, coaxes fresh Life underground cracks seed, splits soil- No growth comes without some pain. Beauty lies in the healing.

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