Tanka: Spring stirring

A tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka challenge, using the words Charm and Touch.

 

ruszczyc_river_landscape

Breeze, its gentle touch

charms seeds, curls among deep roots,

stirs them with spring’s breath.

I hear the dry sedge rustle

with last year’s exuberance.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Tanka: Spring stirring”

  1. Jane! You’ve done it again. Your words have spun a web of magic around the upcoming spring! This is a spectacular word image: “I hear the dry sedge rustle
    with last year’s exuberance.” ❤

      1. I’m assuming that it makes people think of the great romantic poets who loved to stick in rustling sedge. It’s lonely sort of connotations, vast empty expanses of marsh and water. Maybe.

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