#TankaTuesday Winter Soltice

longest night holds on

with a blanket of thick fog

the renewal sun

brings tidings of hope and light

as the year draws to a close


#NaPoWriMo : lazy afternoon

fluffy clouds float by
on golden rays of sunshine
lazy afternoon
of candy-coated daydreams
and cherry-topped napping

#AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo : discontinuous


feathers fashion a stairway

guiding to heaven

the recoverable souls

and all innocent children

magic circle

a magic circle
dances in the candlelight
excitement welding
the linkage of sisterhood
through traditional chanting


shadows creep closer
as ancient stones guard the night
safe in the circle
the waning moon sings softly
keeping dark nightmares away



Winter Winds

winter winds howling
icy threats at a grey sky
pierce every creature
sending all away to hide
until warmer days arrive



Pale Pink Petaled Tears

weeping cherry mourns
for the souls of lost children
watching o’er their graves
as they pass through heaven’s gates
shedding pale pink petaled tears

blossom haze of tears
comforting grieving parents
not crying alone

A tanka for Carpe Diem Imagination #4, Weeping Cherry and a haiku for Carpe Diem #152, Hanagumori (Blossom Haze) and Haiku Friday.