Category Archives: Tanka

~ Priceless Gifts


Here

My child,

Take

This water…

This seed…

God has already provided Earth

Now, grow.

O’Prunty

12/12/15

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Haiku, Tanka & Quotes


Liquid fire consumesAs her affection

Crossed the great divide

Surging through blood and vein;

Who was I to refrain?
2
In similitude 

Of a setting sun

His brilliance dazzled

The senses;

Mesmerizing mirage

Dissipates 

3
As Phoenix rising

From ashes

A slice of heaven

In the form song

Resonates throughout 

The civilized world
4
Viewing verdant valley vistas

Voluptuous vineyards vining 

Vibrant vitality 
5
In our current era

A rare phenomenon 

To lead

And yet follow
6
There was no sign 

Telling her

Love could hurt,

Die out as fast as it flared

Alone, she wanders

And wonders

The use, abuse of the L word
7
A leap of faith

Drives out the emptiness 

Soothes soul;

An innate need to

Connect, palpable

8
A delicate frost

Traces as fragile fingers

Lining the green

Sparkling as diamonds

‘Neath a rising sun

9
Labored heartbeats remind us, we are still alive.
10
Fragile frost crystals

Dawn dawning resplendently 

Slowly Night conceded
11
…and I shall sing

‘Til Death 

With his cold insensate

Lips, silences mine

To sing no more;

Defiant to the bitter end.

12
Tiny toes barefoot

Crisp crackle of amber leaves

A child’s laughter
13
Fall is falling fast

A mound of leaves enticing

Inner child plays

14
Suddenly, I was simply old

The passage of time

Lined, without mercy
I broke the mirror
15
Hope is the rope 

All cling to;

Last of the gifts

Lifting us above

Raw realities
16
Lady’s do not chase

Less they repel

The object of

Their deepest desire
An easy catch is

Tossed back
17
Sometimes

The impromptu moment

Last a lifetime
18
Troubled thoughts seek

Calmer waters 

A sacred stillness

From the Devine 
Within the standing stones

One is never alone

Rising to the occasion

Ancient answers 

19
You silence 

Speaks

Louder

Than

Heavens thunder
O’Prunty 

11/19/15

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~ Point of View ~


~ Point of View ~

Dawn drops her heavenly veil
Dispelling the darkness…

Resplendent is the day.

O’Prunty
2/3/15

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~ Courage ~


~ Courage ~

Fluffy white snow flakes
Clinging to the mighty oak
Flash of squirrels tail
Leap of faith from tree to tree
Courage to survive

O’Prunty
2/1/15 – Tanka

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