Waterfall tanka

Topped 4000 words today to pass the 82000 mark. To celebrate, plus the footie results, a tanka for Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge that I have been trying to resist lately.


across the stream

a fallen branch breaks the flow

pooling cool green

beneath summer leaves

water falls lazy slow

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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.

35 thoughts on “Waterfall tanka”

      1. πŸ˜€ have I mentioned I am incapacitated as of last Tuesday. Walking Ruby I fell over a fallen branch and fell badly on my foot/ ankle/ leg. Spent 9.30pm to 1am at A&E. Had exrays no brakes but severe bruising, soft tissue and tendon damage to foot ankle and leg. Can’t move three of my toes, but can hobble now… It could take weeks! πŸ™ƒπŸ€’πŸ˜€πŸ’œ

      2. No, you kept quiet about that! Sounds very nasty and yes if you’ve got anything like a sprain or a tear it could take a long time. Are you booked in for physio?

      1. I get completely absorbed in a different world. Have to slow up over the next few days as we have a birthday to celebrate, plus the 14 July plus the football tomorrow.

      2. I understand, sometimes I feel the same (getting absorbed) while doing various things, I hate it mostly (because it makes me feel far from reality) You watch football? I never understood that craze!

      3. Haha, India don’t do much football as the rest of the world, but I don’t do any sports (even in the sense of watching) anymore! Sports (and the related media) is a lost cause on me…

      4. It’s not the sport I enjoy, just the excitement when a national team wins. It feels good to be a part of something. We are very out on a limb otherwise.

      5. That is indeed true, but I have a sort of this anti-feeling thing, as in I would hate to be a part of something big, because if I’m part of something big, what am I alone? The whole attic is a cup of noodles, I say!

      6. You have to see it in context. I live in a foreign country. I don’t have the same cultural baggage as the people I live with. I’ll always be foreign. Getting excited with your neighbours about the same thing is such a rare occurrence, it’s to be treasured πŸ™‚

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