photograph of clouds, mountain, and a flock of birds, with the text of the tanka superimposed on the clouds: "Beyond fault lines ..."

Beyond fault lines
and the unbearable weight
of the body
the wish for wings
to carry us home …

9 Responses

  1. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Wonderful tanka!

    the ache of separation
    all these months
    I spend my days
    of our first hug

  2. Maureen Virchau Says:

    This is a truly extraordinary haiga, Autumn. Beautiful. Haunting. Soul-stirring.

  3. Bonnie Schulte Says:

    Beautiful, Just Beautiful!!

  4. Marilyn Says:

    How lovely!!! Thank you Autumn!!!

  5. Jo Balistreri Says:

    My whole self alights on this tanka—and stays awhile.

  6. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    Thank you for all the lovely, kind comments…and many, many thanks to the Tiny Words editorial team for the honor of such a special publication date. Wishing everyone a beautiful, peaceful, uplifting holiday…<3 Autumn

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  8. Aniket Nikhade Says:

    Upon reaching the deadend

    better now to wait

    than to give up

    just to start later on

    all over again

  9. Marion Clarke Says:

    Very spiritual, Autumn. The contrast between the unbearable weight of the body and lightness of wings is effective.


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