Tanka Tuesday: Peace & Tear

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. The theme is Peace & Tear. The first haiku is thoroughly depressing so I wrote another, a bit more hopeful, and a third to shed a bit more light.

Photo©Dominicus Johannes Bergsma


Tear up planted earth,

let no spring green the furrows,

we have war to wage.


Let tears of peace fall,

spring rain in war’s desert wastes—

blood blossoms open.


When all is swept clean

by winter winds, pure as ice,

hidden seeds will sprout.

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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.

23 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Peace & Tear”

    1. Thanks Colleen 🙂 Feeling better today. Maybe I shouldn’t because the future looks very frightening, but it’s hard to be miserable when the first baby blackbirds and starlings are waddling about 🙂

      1. I know Jane, I feel the stress of the world too. Commune with nature and know that most of this is out of our hands. All we can do is hope for the best. Hugs to you! ❤

      2. Hugs back at you, Colleen. If more people would just sit and watch other creatures just getting on with it, they’d have less time or inclination for sniping at their fellow human beings.

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