Harvest Festival – A Tanka

Harvest Festival

Sheaves of wheat tied tight
Golden hay rolls lay in fields
Apples fill baskets
Farmers see fruits of labor
and the Harvest moon shines down

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Tassone's Weekly Haikai Challenge
This week, write the haikai poem of your
choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to the Harvest Moon
(meigetsu).

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

  21 comments for “Harvest Festival – A Tanka

  1. September 29, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    What a lovely poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Thanks so much ☺️💕

      • September 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm

        You’re welcome

  2. September 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Beautiful one dear

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:19 am

      Thank you! I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • September 30, 2020 at 11:17 am

        🙂

  3. September 30, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Wow, love this tanka

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Thanks dear Jude ☺️💕

  4. September 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I feel that visual. Its like a time of peace and rewards of hard work.
    Terrific Tanka.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Yes it must feel that way for farmers when they have a good harvest. Thanks Darnell ☺️

  5. October 1, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    My husband and I farm in Iowa…this tanka describes the fruits of harvest beautifully.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      I’m so happy you liked it Lynn ☺️ Thank you!

      • October 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm

        My pleasure 🙂

  6. October 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Now, that’s a harvest. Well captured.

    Pat

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much Pat ☺️

  7. October 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    This is very evocative.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks Ken ☺️ I appreciate it.

  8. October 10, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Christine, I saw every bit of this yesterday on my drive north. A beautiful time of the year that you’ve captured here.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa. It is a very pretty time, that’s for sure 🥰

      • October 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

        You’re very welcome.

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