Category: Tanka

North versus South – A Tanka

North versus South

Northern Fall foliage
Resplendent colors of gold
Canadian Geese
Heading Southbound for winter
Where green palm trees fan hot air
Coldness forgotten


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

in response to Frank Tassone’s Weekly
Haikai Challenge #159-160 - Fall Foliage
and/or Goose - Kari, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun
Tanka, Haiga, Renga
 
Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay 

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

Equinox – A Tanka

Equinox

Summer thunderclaps
are now finally silenced
Cool, blue sky morning
crisply awakens the earth
and Autumn is born again


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Frank Tassone's Weekly Haikai Challenge
Write the haikai poem of your choice
(haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to the Autumn
(Spring) equinox (shunbun).


Image by My pictures are CC0.
When doing composings: from Pixabay 

Respite – A Tanka

Respite

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
(shinryoo).

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 

Sturgeon Moon – A Tanka

Sturgeon Moon

Full moon rising high
Reflecting light on water
Stirring dormant souls
Silhouettes of jumping fish
Visible in glow of dusk



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Written for Frank Tassone’s Weekly Haiki Challenge
#150.  This week we will see what’s known as the
Sturgeon Moon. Other names for this Full Moon
include ”Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that
the corn was nearly ready for harvest,
”Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen,”
and ”Blueberry Moon.”
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