Tanka for harvest moon

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.

sunflower heads hang

beneath the weight of seeds

we look away

when beauty withers—its gold

faded even by moonlight

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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.

33 thoughts on “Tanka for harvest moon”

    1. There’s always a field or two full of them here and I see them as a crop, spectacular to begin with (not like sugar beet!) but they go the way of all crops in the end.

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