Spring is acoming in

An etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday.

The NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem based on questions, ending with a further question, leaving the debate open. Since I wrote a question poem yesterday, and the etheree for Colleen’s challenge also poses a question, I think this double version will do for both prompts. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have some answers.


How many times have these wide skies clouded,

cold wind risen bringing sheets of rain?

Spring marches, shod in mud, bearing

spears of green and leaf banners.

When petal storms strew white

the meadow, blackbirds

sing the louder,

calling back

the new


Will spears

and pennons,

in wild flutter,

toss their raw thrustings

to the spring breeze and wave

white blossom banners of peace

and plenty? Or will this one be

the year the earth closes iron fist

and turns her wounded face to the dark void?

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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.

41 thoughts on “Spring is acoming in”

  1. I hope nature wins, too. I love the questioning and the turning–like the wind.
    It is so funny that we both did double etherees for the two prompts, but we did them differently, so I guess the Oracle gave us different directions. πŸ™‚

      1. Well, I don’t think dt could hear her if he tried–which he wouldn’t–because she would never flatter him. Theresa May perhaps just ignores, or hears incorrectly?

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