of life, tumbling
down, cascading to
stillness, a pellucid
pool mirrors the sky above.
Clouds ripple in the lake and sky,
and bird shadows soar, black against white–
their calls echo, echo, echo, echo
until the sound fades into the gloaming
and fireflies dance about the shore.
Then come the night sounds and creatures
that fly, swim, flitter, twitter
She is here, rising
from the water,
A double etheree for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge.
Thank you very much!
My pleasure! 🤗
Pure and beautiful poetry. I can hear the sea rolling in.
Thank you very much, Holly!
Your poetry is so consistently beautiful !
Thank you, Holly! That is such a kind thing to say.
so true Merril!
Thank you, Jill!
What a lovely journey 🙂 And pellucid is a word I don’t see very often!
Thank you very much. Isn’t it funny? I don’t see or hear it very much either, but it’s the first word I thought of with clear. I guess I HAD to use it. 🙂
I’ll tuck it away for later 🙂
Absolutely beautifully written
Thank you very much, Beth!
I love how you use the word “pellucid” in the build-up of lines, and thought.
Thank you, Marian! 🙂
Luminous and numinous – thanks Merril – most excellent.
Thank you very much, Susan!
I love the echo repetition. And so very like the moon rising over water. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe. I started off thinking the poem was going to be about a waterfall, but somehow, the moon took over. 🙂
It has that tendency…
Beautifully done (and I recognized the double etheree before you said it was 😉 – what can I say… baby steps…)
I also love when I have to look up a word to make sure I did get the gist of it; which I did.
Thank you very much, Dale! 🙂
Beautiful, flowing, sounds
Thank you, Derrick.
Gorgeous double Etheree, Merril. Your poems have such imagery. I love it! ❤
Thank you so much, Vashti!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Thank you, Ken.