Tag Archives: tanka

parachute ready

Adventure calls you

To leap off the beaten path

Because you need change

Embrace this exciting time

Life is yours for the taking

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


fierce friend

Protective eagle

Calming the frightened sparrow

With its mighty wings

Shelter from the elements

Until strong enough to soar

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

hold on

Sometimes we each need

A hug to feel supported

By strong, caring arms

Wrapping us in such a way

That we can release our tears

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

pleasing potion

That very first sip

A steaming hot cup of tea

Relaxes your day

Can let your cares drift away

Refresh body and spirit

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Floating on the wind

Gentle she drifted earthbound

To a waiting heart

Eager for the dream come true

From this wish sent to the stars

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Cooked half the carrots

They should have lasted all week

But then I ate one

The fork just kept on moving

Bugs ain’t got nothing on me

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Think Tanka is #1 New Release in Japanese Poetry & Haiku