white blossoms bloom, fall,
enjoin us to remember
time’s susurrus stream
twists and swings, no steady course
to follow through seas of life
This tanka is for Frank’s Haikai Challenge using the prompt, Cherry Blossoms
Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday using synonyms for dance and command.
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt asks us to consider the future, but I don’t see the future as a straight line. Perhaps there are many futures (and many pasts).
Your poetry is always beautifully intricate , just lovely!
Thank you so much, Holly!
Life’s susurrus stream converses with the humming moon 🙂
Yes, of course! 🙂
Thank you, Jilly! 🙂
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#Haiku Happenings #6: Merril’s latest #tanka for my current #haikai challenge!
Thanks so much, Frank!
My pleasure, Merril! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Lovely rhythm to your words. I love you Tanka, Merril. ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen! ❤
Your tanka whispers and breathes the fragrance of cherry blossoms. Will you see some in May?
Thank you, Marian.
The cherry blossom festival in Philadelphia takes place this week, so I guess there must be cherry blossoms there? 🙂
Superbly undulating language
Thank you very much, Derrick. 🙂
Our posts are ike mirrors…perhaps the Oracle is lurking on the WordPress waves again. (K)
She is probably everywhere.
I suspect you are right.
Thank you so much, Dale.
Nice flow, Merril. 😉
Thank you, Ken.
Captivating. Although only 5 lines, the last 3 have engaged my thoughts. Well done, Merril!
Thank you very much, Frank. That is a lovely comment!
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This reminds me of walking through my neighborhood after the cherry blossoms have bloomed and it seems like it is snowing…though it is warm!
Thank you so much, Jules. That’s a lovely image!
Beautifully expressed, Merril! 💮💮
Time’s stream is whispering and winding. . . yet, not steady.
Thank you, Robin. Yes, exactly!
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