Tanka #10 delightful dance of the clouds

"Painted Clouds" Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, 11/2015, Jefferson, WI. USA

“Painted Clouds” Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, 11/2015, Jefferson, WI. USA

 

painted evening clouds

dance delightfully goodbye

relishing in love

with the moments that have passed

carrying joy to new paths

 

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Tanka #9: crystal moments

 

Crystal Moment Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann, 11/20/2015. Countryside of Palmyra, WI, USA.

Crystal Moment
Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann, 11/20/2015. Countryside of Palmyra, WI, USA.

 

 

nature guides us through

branching outwards from our core

as we dream through days

growing into crystal beings

melting into one another

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  1. a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.
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Tanka #7: Gentle Snow

Japanese Yew Tree. Its green needles change to orange just before they fall from the tree during the winter season. Then the branches and twigs rest for awhile before regaining their beautiful, soft green needles in the Spring. Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann 11/21/2015 Palmyra, WI USA

Japanese Yew Tree. Its green needles change to orange just before they fall from the tree during the winter season. Then the branches and twigs rest for awhile before regaining their beautiful, soft green needles in the Spring.
Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann 11/21/2015 Palmyra, WI USA

snowflakes gently fall

quietly, unassuming

cover the landscape

Mother Earth graced with beauty

intricately softened joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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tan·ka1    [ˈtäNGkə]  NOUN       a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.
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Tanka #2: sometimes you can just hear the grass drinking the rain in…

"Spiderwort Countryside"near Palmyra, WI Photo Credit: Jane. H. Johann, Aug., 2015.

“Spiderwort Countryside”near Palmyra, WI
Photo Credit: Jane. H. Johann, Aug., 2015.

sometimes you can hear

the grass drinking the rain in

quenching its long thirst

after a bitter long drought

again, vibrant with life’s hope

 

 

 

 

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Tanka #1: Perseverance

"Lady's Mantle" Photo Credit: Bobbi; 2014

“Lady’s Mantle”
Photo Credit: Bobbi; 2014

 

even under tears 

there is beauty pushing forth

pulsating courage

clinging to enduring hope

that life’s spirit will rebloom

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tan·ka1
[ˈtäNGkə]  NOUN
  1. a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.
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