Thursday, March 15, 2012

Three Tanka Poems for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


Chaos and order
march side by side, commingling
thwarting, supporting
our passions flare up, subside
love and hate, coexisting.

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A tree's rosy blooms
fallen, aroma inhaled
acknowledged beauty
extinguished for those it loves
and dispersed; a mother's heart.

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White is springs breath
whispering sweet endearments
into winter's ear
you promised undying love
'til seasons end.  Au revoir!

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These three poems are my attempt at Tanka's for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads challenge.  Who would have thought five lines could be so difficult!?  Not sure I succeeded and I am awaiting Grace's (the host of this challenge) input.  If one doesn't try, one never gets better!  So, hop on over and think about trying it yourself!  Everyone is welcome in this very friendly garden.  



11 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

First, I want to live in that white-picket-fence neighborhood. What a beautiful photo.
Then, I love "spring's breath whispering sweet endearments into winter's ear"! What a beautiful idea.
K

Mary said...

Beautiful poems, but not to be outshined by your photography. Glad to have you back writing again.

Teresa said...

I think you did a wonderful job! I really loved that last one the most.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful poem to go with a lovely photo. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Should I say 3 lovely poems and 3 lovely photos! Mickie :)

Ella said...

The photos and poetry so inspire!
I loved all three, but the last one whispered to me! Wow~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such tangible words and images: I can almost smell the scents of Spring.

Marian said...

wonderful! it's grey and rainy here today, but we are on the cusp of all that :)

Hannah said...

Beautiful efforts, super expressive words and imagery. I'm drawn to the mother's heart tanka and bunny wading in blooms image! :)

Heaven said...

Terrific set...I specially like white is spring's breath...great contrast with winter's ear....You got the tanka form ~

I love the pictures ~

Ginnie said...

I am continually impressed by all your creativity, Margaret, midst everything else going on in your life!!!