Tag Archives: tanka


Thoughts seeking freedom

Nuggets of wisdom within

Share the little gems

Release the remarkable

Energy eager souls chase

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Shining Example

Sweet, Merry Wipe-Day

Born to be at your service

Lives up to her name

Smiling, she cleans the castle

Even leaves the floors gleaming

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Russian Flowers

Title: Russian Dancers
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097

Fernleaf Peony

Siberian Fawn Lily

Teamed with Chamomile

Swaying in the summer breeze

Nature’s beautiful ladies

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Ode to the Occasion

Words of hopes and dreams

Written on telephone lines

Paper of white sky

Messages no one can see

Only felt by mourning doves

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Be so curious

To know more about yourself

You must go within

It’s not about things you have

It’s about why you want them

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben