heat wave
at the big city
flower market
ten thousand shades
of radiant yellow

11 Responses

  1. martin1223 Says:

    autumn rain
    the road’s pool scatters
    the cars

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    "ten thousand shades
    of radiant yellow"

    What a fantastic couple of lines. Unfortunately yellow reminds me of machine gun rounds if you mean yellow derived from saffron. Long story. ;-)


  3. Merrill Gonzales Says:

    a lone leaf
    yellow with a bleeding of red
    on the moss

    To have an eye that can distinguish colors is a wonderful gift. Some people can't tell the difference between blue and green … or green and red.

  4. Alison Says:

    Fabulous tanka! Thank you.

  5. Helen Buckingham Says:

    by the flower stall…
    free perfume samples

  6. Jordan Says:

    wonderful depiction of the endless shades of a single, radiant yellow

  7. chrispix Says:

    commuter train–
    tired eyes behind
    a burst of petals

  8. Ed Schwellenbach Says:

    in the yellow mums
    the radiant yellow eyes
    of a stray kitten

    In Chicago, on Lincoln Avenue across the street from Second City is a great cut-flower and plant shop. It displays much of its inventory on the sidewalk.

  9. chrispix Says:

    Wow Ed, what a vivid image.

  10. petertwo.oh Says:

    Sunflower field
    like a battery
    of yellow
    incandescent faces
    straining skywards.

  11. gillena cox Says:

    a splendid autumn's offering

    much love

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