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

2017

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Cooler Days

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cooler days
undress the trees
I, too, surrender

bits of myself
to the passage of time

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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??