Three Tanka on Silence: for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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(“Winter’s Geese”, Jane Kohut-Bartels, watercolor, 2010)

Over at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the prompt was ‘Finding the Silence’. (Winter themed)   These are my submissions.

1.

I walked a landscape

An unfamiliar dreamscape

The only sound heard

Was the tinkling of bells

Then silence covered the snow

 

 

2.

 

Season of silence

Muted nature frost bitten

Black limbs empty, still

A vast field of ghostliness

No music came from the wind.

3.

Oh, such a Season!

An invisible wind blows

Toneless, no music

Winter gives such bitterness

Silence leaches tune and song.

– 

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016

 

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2 Responses to “Three Tanka on Silence: for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai”

  1. kim881 Says:

    These are such gorgeous tanka, Jane!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Kim.

    Liked by 1 person

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