Tag Archives: Tanka

December Rain (tanka)

Chill December rain dissolving into fog drifts winds through city streets– Be still and know the ocean is still reaching out for you.

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Other (tanka)

Hemlock branches dance in rhythms of winter wind- oak leaves clap softly. How can such disparate spirits acknowledge each other’s grace?

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Dark Days

“The sun is coming to burn all these clouds away,” they say every day. I say: learn to love the clouds. Seeds sprout best on darker days.

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Crow Wind Tanka

Black Crow, Sky-skater! Flying sideways on the wind Take me with you now– Show me how to celebrate Shifting winds beneath my feet!

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Offer (tanka)

Wander with me now– I have something to show you: Here. It is my heart. You can have it forever. I don’t need it. I have yours.

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Fall Tanka for Change

Chlorophyll freezes Leaving the rainbow colors That were always there– Our colors show, shining bright As we release old patterns

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Gentle October Rain (tanka)

This sky does not weep: it washes all the earth clean making all things new, as a mother bathes her child as gentle and as loving.

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Daisy’s Tanka

Her ears brown silk flags eyes deep as a woodland lake Autumn-colored dog– We meet here in our old age asking strength of each other.

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Golden Tanka

Gold flies from the sun sticks to every leaf that falls– my love gathers gold returns it through the compost to celebrate new Spring gold.

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Water (tanka)

In chill October as the world becomes water our own rivers yearn to become the gentle rain our eyes flow with, our skin tastes.

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