“paintbrush flowers”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #217 Dolores’ 1st paintbrush flowers (tanka)

paintbrush flowers
dancing on the hillside
wind blows over reeds
ancient chants resurrected
sights and sounds of summer

© Dolores

faraway sounds
bring memories of childhood
laughing children
seeking for chestnuts
between colorful leaves

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

Long, shadowy leaves
innocent purple blossoms
tiny mouths beckon
beware of what lies hidden
a deadly poison awaits


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to “paintbrush flowers”

  1. kiwinana says:

    You are very good at writing English tanka poetry, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count.
    Enjoy reading your poetry.


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