tanka étude 4 april holds its breath

April holds its breath
Waiting—waiting—to exhale
Buds blossoms birds bugs
A lover who hesitates
Before saying Yes! O, Yes!

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tanka étude 3 even the lazy

Even the lazy
Clouds refuse to budge today
We loll on the bed
They hover in the window
Who will be the first to move?

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Tanka études are experiments in poetry, image and sound. All the études may be viewed here.

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tanka étude 2 Our day of songs—night of stars

The stars are storm clouds
Circling in the clear night sky
Easier to count
Them all than see you again
Hear soft my name on your lips

Cicadas singing
Like summer rain on the roof
Rhythmic and lulling
Yet still unable to drown
Your whispered voice from my ear

Stars like rain will fall
The sound of the cicadas
Will be long silenced
Yet we’ll still have lived to share
Our day of songs—night of stars

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Tanka études are experiments in poetry, image and sound. All the études may be viewed here.

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tanka étude #1 like water over a stone

You are tired tense
I feel it in your muscles
Running my tongue
Rippling down the length of you
Like water over a stone

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(for Cutty)

Depth Charge: The picture is of clouds over western Europe, taken by Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, he described them as rippling like water over a stone.

All the études may be viewed here.

To read all the Tanka, and writing about Tanka, please click here.

Tanka études are experiments in tanka, image and sound.

To read Songs about Sex, Death & Cicadas by Andrew Grimes Griffin, just click on the link. To download a pdf, right click on the link and select “Save link as…”