a leaf’s skeleton
tossed by the wind —
those moments
when laughter filled
the garden


12 Responses

  1. melissaspurr Says:

    A wistful and profoundly beautiful poem, Lary. Thank you for this. :)

  2. francesruthharris Says:

    A garden is where the earth meets the soul.
    Thank you for your gift.

  3. Dylan Tweney Says:

    one petal
    from the princess tree
    clings to the windshield–
    I drive away
    looking in the mirror

  4. aurora Says:

    Delicately handled. I really enjoyed this one, Lary.

  5. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    dried leaf veins
    shifting in the wind –
    the laughter of time

  6. lynnerees Says:

    Beautiful tanka, Lary.

  7. Kathabela Wilson Says:

    One thing I love in this is that for me… it brings to mind the sound of an autumn leaf, a little crackle (the wordle skeleton suggests the brittleness that makes it) that reminds me of a laugh…It is a subtle thing, and mostly I love that it it provokes the memory of what has part in that place, that lingering past shared happiness that wells up in memory…

  8. judithingram Says:

    Lary, a beautiful poem, full of life's joys and sorrows. It really spoke to me. Thank you!

  9. Laryalee Says:

    Sorry I'm so late responding…I'm delighted the feeling came through.
    Kathabela, Melissa, Frances, Aurora, Barbara, Lynne (hi!), and Judith, I appreciate your comments!
    I enjoyed Dylan's tanka and Dirk's haiku…thank you!
    :)
    Lary

  10. Laryalee Says:

    Sorry I'm so late responding…I'm delighted the feeling came through.
    Kathabela, Melissa, Frances, Aurora, Barbara, Lynne (hi!), and Judith, I appreciate your comments!
    I enjoyed Dylan's tanka and Dirk's haiku…thank you!
    :)
    Lary

  11. Darence Says:

    Play ifnormaitve for me, Mr. internet writer.

  12. Gabriel Bates Says:

    beautiful tanka!

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