Thursday, July 30, 2020

Toying with Tanka

Below the waterfall
A still pool.
Flycatchers drinking

Breaking the reflection
Of a granite teapot lid.


Dumped ashes from fireplaces
I leave my footprint
In their softness

Legs of stone Fudō
Blackened by pilgrim's pyres.


Monolithic tomb--
Frost veiled trees 
In the blue haze of morning.

Percussive tapping of rain
Counts down the old year.


Winter twilight --
Barely nodding
Some snow drops.

Dried straw burns black
To spite its falling.

On the turntable:  Marillion, "Misplaced Childhood"

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