Nightfall tanka


night sinks on sounds

seeping between the trunks

of sleeping trees

and shadows full of birdsong

the moon’s silver makes secrets


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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 “Nightfall tanka”

      1. Yay! It’s about time for you. 🙂
        It’s nice here right now, but we’re supposed to get thunderstorms later–and rain for next several days. Thursday night we had another tornado warning. We didn’t know about it until it was almost over, but there were two tornados that touched down in nearby towns.

      2. They sound scary! The storm zone was close to the Alps yesterday and for a quarter of an hour they had hailstones the size of tennis balls! The grape harvest destroyed and cars and houses damaged. I’m surprised there weren’t more deaths!

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