End of summer tanka


august heat hangs thick

among the heaps of shadows

dim beneath the trees

autumn was in your leaving

scattered with butterfly dust

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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.

14 thoughts on “End of summer tanka”

  1. I really like this one, Jane–so much going on it–August to autumn (in your leaving)–oh, and just realized leaving has two meanings here, too. Aren’t you clever.
    August is soupy thick here!

    1. Thank you! I fiddled around with those last two lines for ages, trying to get that switch in whatever. It’s baking hot again today, but there’s a storm coming, apparently. I hope it actually rains this time.

      1. We had thunderstorms yesterday afternoon/evening. It’s not quite as hot as it was. More rain or thunderstorms expected over the next few days.

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