Spring to summer tanka

This is for Frank Tassone’s weekly haikai challenge.



again the wind blows

hurling white blossom

rain-shooting greenness

ripened in sun’s rising course—

first roses fallen

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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.

38 thoughts on “Spring to summer tanka”

      1. It was wind here, I am so tired after the Bash I am off to bed will catch up on 42 and your posts tomorrow and post about the bash too. Night 💜

      2. I didn’t see those! The thread must have been longer than I thought. I never use FB and I’m not up to speed with the way it’s evolved. I’ll see if I can find them.

    1. That’s my not very good camera/photography 🙂 I didn’t prune the roses back very hard last winter because they hadn’t been pruned for so long, I was afraid of killing them!

      1. I’m the world’s worst gardener–and not a very good photographer either–so I won’t judge you. It looks beautiful to me! 🙂

      2. Something weird about the roses is that the bush in front of the house was the same colour as these, a sort of peachy pink. It’s in bloom now, and the flowers are pure white…

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