ocean renewal

Written for:  Carpe Diem REVIVING TANKA SPLENDOR (01-2019) DAFFODILS

Here is the Tanka by Jane Reichhold:

your sleeping breath
night rain revives the earth
waves of sea air
in bright yellow daffodils
nod to the dark wind

© Jane Reichhold

“Isn’t it a beauty? I am not a great Tanka poet, because haiku is still my first love, but I have given it a try to create a tanka inspired on this beauty by Jane Reichhold.”

dancing naked
in the light of the blue moon
she cleanses me
her warmth cherishes my body
the sweet scent of Honeysuckle

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

“And now … it is up to you to create a Tanka inspired on this beauty. Have fun!”

Here is my attempt:

Ocean beckons
sand cool in dark shadow
enter the water
swim away your dreams in foam
renew life and wake refreshed


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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5 Responses to ocean renewal

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Well done, it is a lovely Tanka, Sara.


  2. A very nice Tanka Sara. It’s a joy to read it and see you writing Tanka. I can’t remember that you did earlier, but maybe I am wrong.


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