garden Buddha
knee deep in dead leaves
once again
plans for the year
have gone astray

Previously published in the tanka journal Gusts: Contemporary Tanka and the author’s poetry book about the blue moon.

5 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    I like this. I also like it when plans
    go astray. Thank you for this.

  2. Christian Lemburg Says:

    Doesn’t it look beautiful like this? Much better than a well-combed garden …

  3. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    Paints a picture we have all seen now and again…

  4. syllable?17 Says:

    The first two lines are a good start for something. Your conclusion however, whilst clever sounding, is much too narrow a view of events as we find them here on the ground (rather than the wooden desk.)

  5. Nichole Long Says:

    I agree with Christian Lemburg…

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