Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Senryu, a Something, & a 2 Versions of a Tanka

Sun beats down all day.
Fans blow the air around,
drying our sweat.

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Sitting outside,
I scared the feral cats,
who only know me through
glass windows.

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Lalla wrote that
she became a lotus
not a sedge flower,
which she thought was better
But aren't both beautiful?

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Lalla wrote that
she became a lotus
not a sedge flower.
But I like weedy sedge flowers.
Some will say I missed her point.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Finally wrote something.

Cold June rain
& disappointing peaches...
Where are my wool socks?

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Bright white Summer sun,
pink-white blackberry flowers--
no fruit yet.

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Walking downhill,
assessing neighbors' yards,
smelling their roses.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Senryu or Haiku? And what's Tanka?

After you read the link, you'll understand why I often think I should have named this blog "Sorta Kinda Senryu." But, as is obvious from reading my earlier writing, I didn't really know what Haiku were, let alone Senryu. And I'd heard of Tanka before, but never tried to write one. I've only written a couple. Here's one I wrote this morning.

Blackberry flowers, 
white & delicate in the sun; 
milk thistle purple 
fringe on the green, thorny stalk; 
nothing ripe yet.

https://akitahaiku.com/what-are-haiku-senryu-and-tanka/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Two Senryu? Two Somethings.

Waking a cat --
a flurry of furry fear,
then the look of Death.

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My back hurts again.
The weeds in the garden
rejoice!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two

Hating the gray rain-- 
But the little purple flowers! 
The grassy green hills!


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Cold rain beats the roof-- 
then yellow-breasted bird song 
and warm sun.