the invisible cycle: a tanka*

once smooth as petals will shrink into a crumpled autumn leaf, waiting for annual earth's melting tofertilise spring's kids. — 11.20.2020©2020 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.Photo via Unsplash This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. — For dVerse MTB: Jisei (Japanese Death Poems) The *tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single… Continue reading the invisible cycle: a tanka*

escapees: a tanka*

prisoned in cream-kissed- walls. outside, wheels re- tain its daily, restless toil. pair of wheat feet frozen in tiled snow, still, free hands' ink, flows. — 05.27.2020 ©2020 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo via Unsplash This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. — For dVerse Poetics: Make some room Felt… Continue reading escapees: a tanka*

P e d e s t r i a n ( A Tanka )

Is it to the right, or is it to the near left? Should I cross the bridge or should I retreat before the inevitable fall? — 02.16.2018 ©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo via Unsplash In response to dVerse MTB — Brevity

Game Birds’ Hunters

We are the game birds. Violence are our hunters. Guns and armaments, deliver brute, bloody deaths. Men love killing each other. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. In response to Elsie of Ramblings of a Writer's Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds. If you want to join, here are the simple rules: Take… Continue reading Game Birds’ Hunters

I’ll Be

I’ll Be: A Tanka* I’ll be the wind that whispers comfort to your soul I’ll be the water that washes, heals your burnt holes after you’re engulfed in flames. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites. Today’s prompt is When You Are Engulfed in Flames by… Continue reading I’ll Be

Tick Tock: A Tanka

Tick Tock: A Tanka ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer long when you're waiting short when you're doing something slow when earth's freezing fast when summer sun's rising time's bending, warping. — Photo credit: Cliff Johnson In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge: T is for Tanka. Tanka Tanka, 短歌 "short song" is meant to… Continue reading Tick Tock: A Tanka