Category Archives: Tanka

Lily tanka

sharp flat blades spring up spreading across the garden in still-cool breezes— the arrogance of lilies makes even us seem gentle

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And I Smiled (tankashaped)

When I woke today The Temps playing in my head My eyes still closed tight I remembered your fingers Playing music on my hand

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MidWinter (tanka)

mid-winter quickens roots so deep they never freeze brightness at their hearts- life stirs softly underground awakening at Imbolc

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Tanka for meditation

waves wash the shore clean take the dross leave only gold meditation’s twin– mind or ocean filled too much with trash cannot thus be cleansed

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For a snowy pine (tanka)

pine’s fractal fingers- crystallized rain’s resting place- hold snowy beauty– See and praise the loveliness it is creating for you!

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Tanka for an Early Spring

endless water falls a Winter meditation dreaming of itself- Life swirls under the soil endless colors gathering

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Saved (tanka)

scarred torn wood once lost preserved with glue and pressure makes planting tables where new life and fresh green growth sing joyful running seasons

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Tanka to welcome Maeva

Fire and water dance together in spirit- Daughter of my Son- Love’s delight now breathes in you- May your life be shaped by Joy

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Tanka for Today

Scarlet leaves tremble At Winter’s first suggestion- Change disturbs us all.- Living strong through Winter’s grip Returns us to Spring’s fresh growth.

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Tanka for Texas

windows in closets let in light and fresh wet air- early November- low skies send church bells’ toning helplessly wafting up souls

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