stooped flowers

Written for:  Carpe Diem's TANKA SPLENDOR 2020-1: VERNAL EQUINOX

"Here at Tanka Splendor I hope to inspire you to create an all new Tanka inspired on a given Tanka.
 This week I have chosen a Tanka themed “New Beginnings” and titled “Vernal Equinox”. The “Vernal Equinox” is the time on which Spring starts … and Spring is the season for “New Beginnings”.
 Here is the Tanka to inspire you:"

 departing Winter
 visiting my ancestors graves
 paying my respects
 to Mother Nature … flowers in my hair
 Vernal Equinox

 © Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Vernal Equinox

Here is my attempt:

sits on top steps of staircase
Christmas plant, red-leafed
drooped and dying black in cold
cannot be left outdoors

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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3 Responses to stooped flowers

  1. Jael Stevens says:

    Very visual…I was seeing the steps and the poinsettia at the top…and the drooping. My poinsettia looked tragically limp today…I’m not always diligent about watering… 🙂


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