Tag Archives: tanka

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

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/03/15/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-265-ekphrastic-photoprompt/

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

Inmaterial

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

Just Like Mom

Sugar and anise

Something yummy this way smells

Cut out cookie time

A holiday tradition

Makes everyone feel special

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben