My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Friday, March 4, 2011

10 Tanka: Pink Rain

Pink Blooms
(image by rmp, that's me)

magnolia's first bloom
brings sweet memories of you
Pink Dusted Boughs
(image by rmp, that's me)
with gorgeous pink hues
too soon petals fall like tears
purging pain to grow anew

Visions of Pink
(image by rmp, that's me)

beneath lovely boughs
dusted with gorgeous pink hues
i watch it rain
flurries of petals drift down
like scattered visions of you

my favorite part about spring is those few weeks were the trees are dusted in hues of pinks, whites, and purples.  i'm not sure what it is about them, but my heart sighs at the sight of those lovely branches.  For One Stop Poetry's Friday Poetically, we were ask to melt away the last bits of snow that coat our thoughts and think of spring.  in doing so, i found myself think of those blossoming trees and one in particular that haunts my mind.  thus you may find there are whispers of sorrow in these two pieces, but a bit of hope too i'd like to think.


  1. lovely...i love standing the the rainstorm of petals flying off the tree....thanks for taking me there...

  2. So beautiful, both words and images. Here is a look at yesterday from my Tucson garden:

  3. gorgeous photos and tankas. there is an award for you on my author blog today at

  4. beautiful photographs and tanka. i see we both have the same images of spring, though our tanka may be from opposite ends of love. ♥

  5. Oh two beautiful tankas and two beautiful photos....happy spring...bkm

  6. Those are lovely shots with words to match!

  7. Beautiful words and pictures.

  8. These are fantastic examples of Tanka. I love to see people using poetic form the right way and you most certainly have.

    The second is definitely my favourite of the two; that essence of longing saved and sprung in the final line.

    Excellent. Keep it up!

  9. love it,

    you win the perfect poet award for week 39, visit my wordpress blog to claim..

    please share one piece with poets rally today, thanks.

  10. Great Tankas. I love how they can change direction with the middle line. I didn't know magnolias could be pink... I thought they were only white. I guess you can tell I'm new to the south...