Tanka Tuesday: Oak earth

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

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Wind riffles the leaves,

long dead and drifting, hiding

acorns, winter feast.

I wonder how many trees,

this deep earth can bring to birth.

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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.

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!

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