#Tanka Tuesday: Summer pleasures

For Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday, a shadorma.

 

Pick a ripe

plum, bishop-violet

and roundly

rubicund,

sinfully sweet-scented and

luscious as Lilith.

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Sun and storm

A shadorma trio for Colleen’s weekly challenge.

 

When sun sears,

and each step drags through

molten bronze,

my ears pulse

with cicada-throb—phantom

hiss of cool fountains.

 

Peeling back

the light from shadows,

the heat from

cool tree shade,

the weight of summer becomes

a golden caress,

 

until the storm

unleashes torrents

from torn cloud,

water-burst

of electric-wired rain

to sooth the fever.