Tanka for the solstice

A first solstice tanka for Frank Tassone’s haikai prompt. I’m sure there will be more.


world holds its breath

plunging deeper into dark

sky water the moon

full-bellied as new year rolls

growing richer bringing spring

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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.

21 thoughts on “Tanka for the solstice”

    1. Thanks Suzanne. I’ve begun to realise (better late than never) that life doesn’t stop because it’s cold. The new grass is growing, next year’s buds are already on the boughs, and the hinds are pregnant with next spring’s crop of babies. Another reason why I hate seeing them killed. Nature never stops. There’s always something in gestation.

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