Category: Tanka

three short poems

These are poems from the archives to follow Gardens, Time, Lessons.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

plants grow

plants grow
in the gardens
gifts from those
who were here before
and bless today

Memorial Day 2022

Poems

sunrise
in early May
tiny bird sings
on the branch
of budding lilacs

2012

sunshine
along the roads
marsh marigolds

2013

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

2014

Karen’s Whimsy