Category: Tanka

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.”

Ghost Town – Tanka

Ghost Town

A gritty wind blows
between derelict buildings
Long forgotten homes
of the disenfranchised souls
who lived there singing the blues

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Tassone is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with a five line Japanese
Poetic form.  I have chosen a Tanka.

Word Prompts
Forgotten - Word of the Day
The Blues - RDP
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