Tanka for the equinox

A tanka (I think) for Frank Tassone’s weekly haikai challenge.


parched summer

south wind blowing

dry leaves drift

like anchorless stars

in a winter sea

Midsummer rain tanka

I asked the Oracle for a tanka for Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge: Midsummer rain.

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bright blue beneath

cloud blanket falling

vine tendril-fertile

summer flowers through the rain

water over stones—bird sings