Some Random Tanka….


The fire of life

Is love. No exact measure

A whirling dervish

Hands in opposite display

Gathers in the miracle


Sound of frog-cries heard
A pale moon floats above pond
Fresh life is stirring
An early owl goes hunting
Wise mice scatter for cover


                                          Cranes wheeled in the sky

Their chiding cries fell to hard earth

                                           Warm mid winter day–

                                  A pale half moon calls the birds

                                      To stroke her face with soft wings

A cat sits dozing

Beneath a thorny rosebush

No foot can reach him

His paws retract the sharp claws

With a deep purr his eyes close.

3 Responses to “Some Random Tanka….”

  1. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #2: Lady Nyo’s random #tanka!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladynyo Says:

    thank you, Frank! tanka was my favorite form but I am learning others! slowly….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ladynyo Says:

    thank you, Frank! Poetry is a relief to politics!

    Liked by 1 person

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