To Weep Words – Tanka

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge # 85 (5/12/19):  rainy season (tsuyu) – This week, therefore, our kigo is rainy season (tsuyu). Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to rainy season (tsuyu).

Have you ever woken up early on an autumn morning? Creeping downstairs as quiet as humanly possibly in order to keep the peace? After you brew a pot of coffee, you sit on a window seat and gaze through the glass, admiring the foggy stillness. The red and yellow leaves blanket the ground, while others hang precariously off of a young maple. Taking small sips from the bitterness in your cup, you realize; this is autumn- the rawest season of all.

raindrops on window

remind me of my own tears

souls rainy season

precious gift to weep words

heart is unable to speak

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Word For The Day…


I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree, on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls and other birds as they glide on the wind. As long as this exists…and I may live to see it, this sunshine, these cloudless skies, while this lasts I cannot be unhappy.

Anne Frank