Sadness – written in
Shades of shadow, black and gray,
No way to escape
The music plays, songs
To lift weary hearts, giving
Hope enough to live.
Profuse the lilies
Blooms coloring everything
With smiles, happiness.
Borrow the chatter
Of the squirrels chasing round
A filled bird feeder,
You might find greater delight
Than sitting alone tonight.
Someone left the doors –
Wide-open to delight my heart,
Love, smooth, sauntered in.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
These are my brand of haiku and tanka. I always have fun with counted syllables. Sometimes, the truth will take a chunk out of you when you work with these because being constrained seems to give the mind some ease with content.
Prompt: If you feel inclined, write some haiku and tanka of your own.
My appointment on Monday went exceptionally well.
I am reading some great books.
I went to Aldi and got some food.
Having my little piece of real estate on the internet.
I keep trying even when I am discouraged.
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Have an excellent downhill slide to the weekend. God bless and keep you always.