Friday, November 9, 2018

Tanka for Autumn

the autumn woods
leaves drop with a slowness
in the long shadows
unspoken woods of love
between us

gathering leaves
I can’t decide which to toss
pressed between
waxed paper
they still fade

reaching upward
the heavy limbs of the maple
dimmed by the mist
the eternal patterns of autumn
spread before me

Tanka Society of America
Bottle Rockets
Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society Journal


Gillena Cox said...

luv the romance in the first one, my favourite

much love...

Adelaide said...

Thank you Gillena.