the leaf-fall path

Another week of Tanka Poets on Site prompts.
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wild honeysuckle
and the nightingale’s song
sweeter still
is the path not yet taken
my dreams’ blue yonder
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water on stone
tinkling the ivories
my old friend
fresh from the mountains
remembers our favourite song

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sunlit nude
rain-washed, rouged,
bold or broken
the silken tulip I was
am and will be

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bracing her foot
against the ribs of my dream
her breath
in each bloom . . .
waxing moon

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stolen moments
an open window
to my summer mind . . .
dusting for the fingerprints
of that first, forgotten touch

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the deepest inkwell
is the darkest moon. . .
a feather
from a tawny owl
found on the leaf-fall path

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robert
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 15:11:18

    I love these, especially “stolen moments”. Where do you get the prompts?

    Reply

    • Claire
      Sep 05, 2012 @ 19:26:33

      Hi Robert, thank you! Not sure if you have Facebook, but if you do, search “Tanka Poets on Site” and you should be able to access the prompts.

      Best Wishes,
      Claire

      Reply

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