green leaves turn brown

and frangible, concede,

never rebelling, rustling



bees’ buzz

ceases, replaced

by raucous geese in flight

calling themselves home, and we too












This double cinquain is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for change and defy.

This is a Crapsey Cinquain with syllables 2,4,6,8,2.






22 thoughts on “Shifting

    • Thank you, Colleen. Though I’m not a fan of the hot, sticky weather we’ve been having, I’m not looking forward to the darkness. In December, I’ll want to go to bed at 4 PM. 🙂

      • Oh, I know. I do enjoy the changing of the seasons though. Yeah, the heat and humidity… not so much. LOL!

  1. I like the idea that the leaves concede. Go with the flow…
    I’m already unhappy with the earlier darkness. No, despite the heat, I’m not ready for winter to come. (K)

  2. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 99, “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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