A Long Ago Promise

a long ago promise
threaded with the gold of autumn
we hold
the warm sunlight
each for the other
Tanka Society of America Anthology



Cooler Days


cooler days
undress the trees
I, too, surrender

bits of myself
to the passage of time


moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka

Ninth Annual Moonbathing Contest winner

Mid Summer



a certain silence

attends the yard



the birds, knowing

what they know,



have ceased

their morning song,



even the trees

are still.




©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Poets United ‘verse first -edit to elevate’

Writing compellingly using only a few words, is always a challenge. Turning it into poetry is a miracle.  William Carlos Williams did it with The Red Wheelbarrow, a poem I attempted to emulate.  Comments/Critique??