ishikawa_ayame: (Device)
Escape the office
If only for the one hour
Enjoy the sunshine
Surely it's a sign of spring
Driving with the windows down

Tanka #2

Nov. 3rd, 2009 06:18 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Chilly autumn wind
Strips the last leaves from the trees
Tossing them around
Slowly sinking down to earth
They make a russet carpet

Tanka #1

Nov. 1st, 2009 10:14 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Swollen moon rises
Slowly in the eastern sky
An hour too early
Man thinks he is in control
But the sun keeps her own time
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)

Horizontal snow

Clinging to budding branches

A cold, damp wind blows

Under a charcoal grey sky

Who of us can call this spring?

Whew!

Dec. 1st, 2008 12:10 am
ishikawa_ayame: (Device)
30 days ago people were challenged to "Write one tanka a day.". I am shocked and pleased I managed to rise to the challenge. There were 1 or 2 that slid a little past midnight before I posted them, but all in all I did it! I have never be able to "get" any form of poetry before so I am twice as shocked that I did it.

I'm not looking for pats on the back, or "atta boy"'s, just let me enjoy it.

Reading other peoples tanka was very interesting and enjoyable!

P.S. 1 of them got someone kissed... that is full of win. You know who you are ;)

Tanka #30

Dec. 1st, 2008 12:09 am
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Sun sets in the west
Finally we are finished
It was a good run
And quite a challange to me
Still surprised I did them all

Tanka #29

Nov. 29th, 2008 09:43 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Night is here again
It's time to rest and relax
The house is quiet
What to do with these few hours
Be productive or just play

Tanka #28

Nov. 28th, 2008 11:44 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
The sky is cloudless
And the temperature is warm
What cruel trick is this?
It's after Thanksgiving now
It really should be snowing

Tanka #26

Nov. 26th, 2008 10:10 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Walking down the street
Fallen leaves crunch underfoot
Bright sun shining down
Fleeing geese pause at a pond
Will this be the last nice day?

Tanka #25

Nov. 25th, 2008 10:38 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
It's so very dark
And the blowing wind is cold
Going here to there
Must I really leave the warmth
I'd much rather stay at home

Tanka #24

Nov. 24th, 2008 08:04 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
No longer autumn
And it's still not quite winter
Leaves have all fallen
Morning frost on the window
But still not snow on the ground

Tanka #23

Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:04 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Whats this on my bed
Snuggled up under blankets
A little gray cat
You look all cozy and warm
With your friend, the big gray cat

Tanka #22

Nov. 22nd, 2008 10:51 am
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Icy cold stars shine
Upon a frozen landscape
A frigid wind blows
Chasing fallen leaves about
Desolate trees creak and groan

Tanka #21

Nov. 22nd, 2008 10:51 am
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Bright golden sunlight
Shining through evergreen trees
Fiery clouds burn
Flames licking cold leafless trees
Quenched by the blue evening sky

Tanka #20

Nov. 22nd, 2008 10:50 am
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Sitting at my desk
Waiting for the words to come
I started out strong
Now it seems to be harder
Happy I tried it at all

Tanka #19

Nov. 19th, 2008 06:41 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Oh! The letter came
Containing your Evil Plans
So much to prepare
Before Decembers event
And a chance to meet new friends

Tanka #18

Nov. 19th, 2008 01:08 am
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Four little black eyes
Peering out of the cage bars
They see me coming
Two rats climbing on the door
Take us out we want to play

Tanka #17

Nov. 17th, 2008 08:37 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Bright sun and cold air
Greet me as I leave my home
The leaves all fallen
Leave spindly branches bare
They will bloom again come spring

Tanka #16

Nov. 17th, 2008 08:36 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
Night is closing in
And darkness covers the land
Stars dimly glowing
Nocturnal creatures roam free
While a dying moon watches

Tanka #14

Nov. 14th, 2008 07:18 pm
ishikawa_ayame: (lady2)
The clock must be slow
A minute seems like an hour
Fridays are like this
I should be getting work done
Instead I am writing this

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