Respite – A Tanka


Give thanks to rain clouds
for blanketing the sun’s heat
Drenching a parched earth
and cooling temperatures
A brief respite for now
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Frank Tassone's Weekly
Haiku Challenge #156

This week, write the haikai poem of your
choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to new coolness

In Florida we are still in hurricane season
and the weather and the Gulf remain extremely
warm.  The rains give us some relief but it
is temporary.

Image by Stephanie Albert from Pixabay 

  7 comments for “Respite – A Tanka

  1. September 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Lovely imagery. 🙂

  2. September 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Lovely poem for rain.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      It’s always welcome in the heat Sadje. Although we were getting a little soggy 😳

      • September 17, 2020 at 9:50 pm

        I agree. And there can be too much rain at times

  3. September 17, 2020 at 10:27 am

    How I love the rain, especially after a hot day, love the tanka Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you my friend Jude ☺️ Warm rain is perfect for walking in. ☺️💕

      • September 18, 2020 at 5:36 am

        I agree

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