dVerse Poetics and Word Craft Poetry Tanka Tuesday — Eternally

Kneeling in church, as he whooshes by in his blood red brocade she breathes cinnamon and flounders between heaven and earth. He glances her beatific form in passing. For him it is her ginger locks, rolling down her slender back against the vanilla cream gown. Unholy unions will be revealed and punished. They have a…

dVerse — OLN 322 — double tanka prose

Last year, after careful research, planning, acquisition, and planting, the larch tree settled into its space in the back yard next to the ginkgo. Both trees were given extra water until fall. It kept the larch stress-free and made a big difference in the growth of the ginkgo this year. Both trees have been lush…

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 285, 8/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Geometric shapes filled with orderly patterns inform my seeing; universality of this and that expressed. Colleen Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday, with an ekphrastic prompt, an image by Reena Saxena.  This is my first time (iirc) participating in the Tanka Tuesday.  I wrote a tanka, but I think the prompt is open to…

raindrops (tanka)

thick drops of wet plop on the dusty greenhouse glass night storm brings cool air wind chimes as fulfilled promise hopeful times are here

Flora and Fauna Friday plus June tanka

And now, for the grand finale, a video of a Great Blue Heron hunting that I took yesterday.  I should have kept the conversation my mom and I were having during the filming, but I added a soundtrack to it instead. Long legs step tall grass as neck keeps time with the breeze, while happy…

tanka — spring willow hula

Tender willow fronds hula in early May’s warm breeze. Birds sing their hearts out; confirm to each listener: I’m happy to be alive!

Tanka — Witch Hazels’ Spring Gathering

Ten Hazels draw close in a loose circle, waiting for moonlight’s soft spell; silver bark sprouts white tendrils who search for kin in the dark. I ordered ten witch hazel bare root shrubs over a month ago as part of a fundraiser annual plant sale for the local conservation club.  I picked them up on…