Category Archives: Tanka

Red Leaf Falls – Haiku to Tanka

  The Tan Renga Challenge for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai on September 26th, featured my Haiku, “Red Leaf Falls”.  I have shared with you the results from the Carpe Diem Community of Poets (here).   By adding the 7-7 lines to … Continue reading

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Cloaked in Spider Silk

Cloaked in spider silk Sipping honeysuckle dew Fairies spin magic Awaiting festivities Nature’s veranda adorned ______________________________________________ © rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

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Organization Spirit

Life as we know it Proclaim to change at year’s end Significant note Discard useless, create space Organization spirit ___________________________________________________ Image Credit © by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012 Organize

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Grass Beneath My Feet

Key daily measure … Grounding with earth elements … Grass beneath my feet … Sunshine on my face, birds near … Gaia blows gentle kiss ______________________________________________ Image Credit © rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012 … Continue reading

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Lenten Journey (37)

Striving perfection Being one with mind and soul Servant’s holy life Living past human failings Nourishment by communion ______________________________________________ Lenten Journey – Day 37 Biblical Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11 Open Invitation to Join Terri from Cloaked Monk ______________________________________________ © by rgb … Continue reading

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Lenten Journey (36)

Miraculous signs Naysayers – what will it take? Assess your belief Open your eyes, peer beyond Delve within your soul’s junction ______________________________________________ Lenten Journey – Day 36 Biblical Scripture: John 12:34-50 Open Invitation to Join Terri from Cloaked Monk ______________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Flittering and Fluttering

Dancing dragonfly Flittering and fluttering Nestles for a rest Enjoying buttercup tea Ants picnicking with fairies ______________________________________________ Image Credit © by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012 Day 28 Theme: Your Blog’s Name Form: Freestyle

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Lenten Journey (5)

Undeserved anguish Triumphant Christ thwarts death’s depth Precious Divine Love Seeking bankrupted spirits Divinity routs evil ______________________________________________ Lenten Journey – Day 5 Biblical Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Open Invitation to Join Terri from Cloaked Monk ______________________________________________ © by rgb for … Continue reading

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Twisted Sisters Arrive

  Ravens and owls soar Cougars roam leaving paw prints Wind sings through breezes Like a lullaby lulls sleep Upon request we balance   Twisted shapes stand guard Ancient pods with new growth Nature calls sisters We arrive band together … Continue reading

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“Is that all there is?”

    Jaded souls believe Too much mayhem in the world “Is that all there is?” Sever the inner shackles Awaken to simple life ______________________________________________ This is written in Tanka (or waka) form. Tanka is an unrhymed Japanese poem consisting … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air

“Each week Carry On Tuesday will publish either a famous quotation or a line from a book, song or poem and invite you to Carry On where words stop. You may use some of the words or all of them either … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Remembrance Hold Dear!

Remembrance hold dear Those who fought courageously So we may be free Life, hope, courage, reassurance With these we shall keep faith near ______________________________________________ Since today is Memorial Day – I feel it is fitting to repost this piece in … Continue reading

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