spring tanka Written by Ellen Grace Olinger new library books and wandering home on all the roads fields, spring air, sky first red-winged blackbird Like this:Like Loading... 21 thoughts on “spring tanka” Oh goodie, spring is on it’s way!! LikeLike Hi Margie, I think this is the earliest I’ve seen the red-wings return. Such a lovely gift today! LikeLike Oh, yes! I love the sound of this! LikeLike I imagine robins will be next! LikeLike I’ve never heard of tanka but I like this very much! LikeLike Dear Gilly Gee, Thank you! If you’d like to learn more about tanka, here’s the link to American Tanka: http://www.americantanka.com. Laura Maffei, the Editor, includes a good introduction on the About Page. LikeLike Thank you, the work on the link gives the impression of simplicity but I suspect that doing it well is the opposite! LikeLike Well it’s finally warm enough to “wander home” and to pick our heads up out of our collars to look around (except this morning was a bit of a chilly surprise – flurries tonight)… And I feel the pace of your wanderings here in this tanka… I heard a new bird this morning too but couldn’t tell what it was… it may have been a robin… I suspect they are here already…but haven’t seen any. LikeLike Hi Merrill, March and April will still have many surprises here in Wisconsin, and I imagine for you as well. Some years I hear the red-wings before I see them. Still have aways to go in “matching” songs and birds. For others reading this, there’s a lovely tanka and photo by Merrill on my Psalms and Nature blog. http://elingrace.wordpress.com LikeLike How wonderful that you saw the first red-winged blackbird. Spring is coming 🙂 LikeLike Thanks, Judy! Yes, truly a wonder. LikeLike sounds like a perfect day to me! LikeLike Hi Jeannie, I love going to the library in Sheboygan. Thanks! LikeLike how sweet LikeLike Thank you — we love Wisconsin! LikeLike You capture the essence! I have the same joy with books, country roads, and redwings! 🙂 LikeLike Dear Margaret, Thank you! This joy only grows, and I know you feel the same way. LikeLike We don’t have red-wing blackbirds by our house in Virginia, so I miss seeing them as the final sign of spring has come. On the other hand, I do get to see robins shivering in snow before spring comes, even here. The robins come back, it snows one more time, and then it’s spring. LikeLike Hi Nancy, I’m always amazed when I see robins in snow too. I love the way we all compare notes on where the birds are! LikeLike Wonderful verse, Ellen! LikeLike Thank you, Tracy! LikeLike Comments are closed.