Sunlight and shadow

This tanka is for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. The prompt words are:

Sugar & Spice

Photo©ArtistBird 1955


Summer air, cloying,

honey thick, jasmine-spiced,

flutters coloured wings.

On my skin, the dapples change,

foretelling the waning year.

Published by

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.

19 thoughts on “Sunlight and shadow”

  1. “honey thick, jasmine-spiced”, loved the tanka, but that line W O W !

    omg my knees gone weak
    jasmine spiced honey
    unique blends can make friends
    that wont ever leave you
    divulge the secret
    I need more friends

      1. Thanks Jane.

        secrets… many hid
        thank you for divulging your
        a friend indeed

        Please note I am not on my PC, mine was hacked, long story 😦

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