Tanka: Fog & change

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday challenge.

Photo©José Moutinho


Grey as fog, the gulls,

in this end of winter mist,

soar on silent wings.

Where once hoarfrost lay, I touch

hard buds. All is change, spring stirs.


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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.

15 thoughts on “Tanka: Fog & change”

    1. Thanks so much, Colleen! The weather has changed today—warm and sunny—but we’ve been having high winds and thick fog for what seems like ages. The gulls haven’t liked it too much either.

      1. We’ve had much the same here in the mountains, Jane. Not much snow this year. I’m ready for spring! ❤

  1. ready for springtime
    summertime’s warmth vibrant color
    falls, fog fraught mornings
    winters frost frills freezing fog
    natures changing seasons

    fog blinded my mind
    inspiration lost in time
    did the challenge but
    Jane Dougherty tanka wow
    now changed my perception

    a poets choice words
    their heartfelt emotions
    transcribed with much thought
    how they might inspire change
    clear the fog from woeful minds

    a fires burning
    foggy smoke white winter breaths
    flames dancing changing
    winters orchestra jamming
    invites natures choir sing

    Needless to say your tanka painted many pictures, could not say how many times I’ve read, it. Each time it took me back to many coastal venues, treasured memories, thank you Jane.

    PS If its alright with Colleen, I’ll post them as a late entry re ‘Fog & Change, I am though going to post the on my blog, with a pingback so other folk can soak up your day at the coast. Thanks again,


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