Swinging from the family tree
Learning that the mystery
Isn’t what we have to know
But the joy when we let go.

Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics where Lillian is hosting with the theme of spring.  Of the photos she provided for inspiration, I was thinking of the one with the two children swinging from a tree. The form of this poem is a tanaga.  I will feature it on Thursday.

Photos: “Bird in Tree”, above, and the swing Lillian features, middle, and “Somewhere in Colorado Springs”, below.


Somewhere in Colorado Springs

Notions of Shadow and Light

When bright flowers bloom in Spring
Anxiousness leaves everything.
Now the light is safe to see.
Shadows seem like history.

Text: This is an example of the tanaga form.  I will be featuring this form on Thursday at the dVerse Meeting the Bar at 3PM EST.

Photos: “Shadow and Light”, above, and “Shadow, Green and Red”, below, I’m linking to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with theme “notions of shadow and light”.


Shadow, Green and Red

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