Tanka Tuesday: Oak earth

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday prompt. The words to work around are Play & Guess.


Wind riffles the leaves,

long dead and drifting, hiding

acorns, winter feast.

I wonder how many trees,

this deep earth can bring to birth.

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.

29 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Oak earth”

      1. Don’t remind me. We had such a beautiful hedge up front until our superintendent killed it, completely, no trimming. So, now, the front yard looks like the surface of the moon, dead and cold.

      2. Gardens used to be private places, but they seem more and more to be opened up to anyone passing by, just vast expanses of grass. No idea why they want to rip up the hedges. It’s the only shelter the wildlife has in some places.

      1. I think we get little trees all the time here from squirrels burying them, but we don’t have the space to grow more. Good luck! Take some photos of their progress to share!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s