Charcoal clouds gather
together they roil, blow
with stormy fervor
the winds of change, so ruthless
I fear, yet watch for rainbows
A tanka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for passion and congregate.
This seems appropriate for today. It’s the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and we are expecting thunderstorms here in New Jersey.
fog recedes, tide-like,
misty skies change, gray turns blue
sun and spirits rise
a smile forms on weathered face
raised to catch the radiance
This tanka is for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge. The prompt words this week were fog and change.