First day of autumn
a sunflower turns
back toward earth
have I used it well
this life . . .
Issue 14.2 | 24 September 2014
Dear Sylvia, What a beautiful tanka. On my blog earlier today, I was inspired to write about the hosta leaves resting on the ground – still green and will turn gold.
Your last two lines add wisdom from the heart as well.
Blessings and thank you, Ellen
precarious, the yellow leaflets
on the stone butterfly flitter
(ahhh, your poem is so very nice)
Wonderful poem with a fine turn.
Beautiful, Sylvia :-)
Masterful tanka, Sylvia. A precise observation, then a personal reflection. I hope many more of our Tinywords readers are inspired by such an example to explore and experiment with the waka form.
Thank you for sharing it
professionally used the Scent technique of Basho in linking the two parts of the Tanka
Oh, how beautiful – and sad…
Sylvia feels the pathos of the flower. Surely there is much meaning in such perceptions. A sign of someone who is in tune with this life.
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