#Tanka Tuesday: Haunt & Spell

This etheree is for Colleen’s tanka tuesday challenge.


Summer lingers among these sentinels

that stride, long-legged among dry drifts

of golden leaves. This wind blowing,

presages the closing year,

pages and lives, turning

swept clean, nurturing

roots and rich earth,

where spring waits,

green shoots


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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.

18 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday: Haunt & Spell”

      1. I should be happy to be getting rain in another week or so, because we haven’t had any to speak of since the spring. But I’m not because it means the weather’s turned and it will get colder.

  1. Me and my person love the way your poem brushes away the old, giving a clean sweep for the new. “Green shoots curled” is a wonderful image. It reminds us of words from a song (by Roy Bailey, we think), “Underground but undefeated winter turns to spring” And so it will.

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