Climate Change – A Tanka

Climate Change

Hot and steamy days
Continuing to sizzle
as the solstice nears
The west continues to burn
North freezes and south drowns

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #155
Write the #Haikai poem of your choice
(haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to remaining
heat (zansho).

  9 comments for “Climate Change – A Tanka

  1. November 24, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Great poem!! Loved reading this! To spread more awareness of the climate crisis, please feel free to check out my recent blog post! (:

  2. September 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Sounds about right. A troubling reality, expressed succinctly.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much! ☺️💕

  3. September 12, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Unfortunately so true. Very well expressed Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Sadje. I could say a lot more but ran out of syllables! 🤣

      • September 12, 2020 at 12:59 pm

        You’re welcome!

  4. September 12, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Great poem. Very sad topic, though 🙁 I think we’re all starting to realize the climate change affects are upon us now, not far into the future.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks Nick. Yes, we are for sure. It’s all coming together like a perfect storm 😧

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