Category: Tanka

Short Poems for May

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

May 2010
Smile, 2009, 2010
Bell’s Letters, 2010

patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
branches of leaves

May 2011
Time Of Singing, Spring 2011

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

May 2012

blue skies and
willows turning gold
Mother’s Day

May 2013

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

May 2014
Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, June 6, 2022

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

May 2015

new used-books
this year’s leaves
begin to grow
on the birch tree

May 2019

May sunrise
a few more flowers
on the Christmas cactus

May 2020

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 19, 2020

small flowers
near the kitchen windows
first hummingbird

May 2021

kitchen window
forsythia in bloom
and a daffodil in light

May 2022

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Garden Notes: Birds

We began here several years ago, and now the blog is a record of our seasons, which continues now. I thought I would look back and review some posts.

A few petunias
snapdragons, gold and white mums
the robins are gone.

Holding in my heart
as days become cold and dark
robins will return.

PEGASUS 1994 (print journal) and reprinted in a post September 22, 2018.

On Monday, we saw and heard red-winged blackbirds in Oostburg, Wisconsin. March 10, 2021

I heard, but did not see, an owl the other night.
Yesterday, I saw robins.
March 16, 2012

I saw the first robin in the yard today. March 21, 2015

early morning
and wondering
how best to work
Karl calls to me –
first robin in the yard

March 22, 2021

yesterday I saw
my first robin

Karl heard a cardinal
singing in the yard

and we followed the song
to the bird in a tree

April 4, 2022

Photo by Petr Ganaj on