Today’s Tanka for d’verse poets….

To Grace:  everydayamazing…..wordpress issues, but I wanted you to know I read your marvelous poem. 

“WOW…This is exceptional, Grace.  It thrills my heart to read and not just for the political message.  This is a clarion call to me…to decency and action. This is top shelf poetry, Grace.  Brilliant, and there are too many great lines to pick out a favorite.  You had me hooked at the first two lines.”

thank you, Grace, for a truly exceptional and moving poem.  Jane

My beautiful picture

Cover for White Cranes of Heaven, 2011, Watercolor, janekohut-bartels

Cranes wheel in the sky

Their chiding cries fall to hard earth

Warm mid winter day

A pale half moon calls the birds

To stroke her face with soft wings.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016



16 Responses to “Today’s Tanka for d’verse poets….”

  1. Bodhirose Says:

    Beautiful image of the cranes brushing the moon’s face…and love your painting so much, you are very talented, Jane!


  2. Grace Says:

    Love the imagery of crane and pale half moon.

    Beautifully penned Jane (as I knew you would), smiles.


  3. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Grace! I have just gotten back to tanka….long delay. I’ll be over to your blog tomorrow am.

    Thank you, Hugs…


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you….but it’s just labor over the years. LOL! The weather here in Atlanta is so dry and hot that you can’t get a flow with wc. It just dries too fast. So…..when the weather changes, and it cools, I am going to paint again. Thank you so much for reading and your beautiful comment. Tanka enriches the soul!



  5. katiemiafrederick Says:

    SeNsory aNd FeeLinGs..
    Animal liFe..
    Cry of Animal
    kNoWinG hUmans..:)


  6. ladynyo Says:

    interesting…..but is this tanka?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. katiemiafrederick Says:

    Oh no.. Just
    A Freest Verse


  8. mother wintermoon Says:

    Gorgeous words and painting! You are gifted.


  9. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) Says:

    A pale half moon calls the birds
    To stroke her face with soft wings.

    Sigh… beautiful….!!


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) Says:

    The sense of moonlight as the soft wings… Beautiful, and so nice to have you here.


  11. ladynyo Says:

    Hello, Bjorn! I’m glad to be back. Thank you for reading and your lovely comment. I’ve published two poetry books since I left d’verse, but it’s nice to be back amongst poets! And it’s nice to be writing tanka again. My favorite form!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. kanzensakura Says:

    The painting, the tanka – lovely images. The moonlight like soft wings – wow.


  13. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you! Tanka is a remarkable vehicle for all sorts of expression. It can fly to the edge of fantasy and ground itself in sadness. Thank you for reading and your lovely comment.


  14. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you! Tanka is such an expressive medium. A bit like watercolor.


  15. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you! But it’s all love backed up by a lot of hard work and years. LOL! The real trick is to make it look easy….it never is.


    Liked by 1 person

  16. ladynyo Says:

    well, poetry comes in many shapes and sizes. LOL!

    Liked by 1 person

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