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Tanka

Genre of Japanese poetry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanka.

Butterfly

Monarch on Leaf

In the garden’s shade
on a commonplace leaf, a
wondrous butterfly,
whose delicate wings yet sends
it fluttering through the air!

*Good luck to everyone participating in the A-Z April Challenge! See you next year. 🙂

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Contrast
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Tanka: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Old is New Again

 

Old is New Again

Poem and Photo: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

 

Path Through Bleakness

Clear path meanders
through bleakness to storms afield,
whose gray consumes all
but a bantam blue patch, veiled
beyond sight in the corner.

 

Posted and inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Wrought Iron Shadows

The noon sun blazes,
and all hide under shadows,
but the wrought iron
instead reveals its facets
in intricate defiance.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: In the Summertime
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Sunset and Dolphins

Sun rose gloriously,
coloring the world vivid,
but, setting, deprived
sky and sea a brilliance – light
singly tied to future’s rise.

 

Loosely inspired by the Daily Prompt: Turn, Turn, Turn
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Fog Descending on Hillside Road

Fog swallowed the road,
shrouding in opaque cerecloth
the only way out,
and the visitors panicked
while the locals visited.

 

Posted for the A-Z Challenge: O and NaPoWriMo
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Desert in Mercurial Splendor

Like a magician
in mercurial splendor,
the desert’s mood swings
and we shelter or parade,
completely at its mercy.

 

Posted for the A-Z Challenge: M and NaPoWriMo
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

From Between the Slats

Underneath a bench
a succulent grows in shade,
leaves straining upwards,
fanning out between the slats
seeking the warmth of the sun.

 

Posted for the A-Z Challenge: F and NaPoWriMo.
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Moon On a Tightrope

From the ground, I gaze
at inky blankness until
the curtain of clouds
part and the moon glides along
a tightrope, stars just behind.

 

Inspired by a view of the moon amid a tangle of power lines and posted as a response to the Daily Prompt: Whoa!
©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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