Pastel pinks and blues surrender
to shields of red and gold
A southward sun salutes
Relaxing weekends, holding hands
Free from mowing grass.
Sumac seeds warn "Jack Frost"
Virginia creeper yells "fire"
Life surges forward
Last year's homecoming dress
Cannot be resurrected.
by Margaret Bednar, September 22, 2013
This "tanka" is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sunday challenge.
My themes are of the "Autumnal Equinox". I am open to any and all critiques - Is this a tanka, if not, give me a tip and I will work on it.
The 2nd tanka is humorous to me as I want my daughter to use an old dress - but "gasp" ... I guess that is like asking for last year's blooms to come back to life. Life moves forward, as does fashion.
The first image was taken last fall, the second image was taken by a friend "J.B." and the third I took a few years back while walking the extensive gardens of Biltmore Estates .... I thought they were wild grapes, but now I think it is Virginia creeper!