Tanka for Earth Day — (Choose Your World)

1.   We are Earth’s flowers

Blooming where we are planted

Yielding sweet fragrance

Growing mild,  wild or carefree

Sharing splendor with the grass.

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2.   Coal,  hydrocarbons

Emissions suffocating

Acid rain cauldrons

Blackening the screaming sky!

Can’t breathe!  Take me out of here!

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15 comments on “Tanka for Earth Day — (Choose Your World)”

  1. Can I have number one, please? Seriously, well done.

  2. As life is being destroyed, are we not ourselves affected more and more? I like your last time, “can’t breathe! Take me out of here. Love the write!

  3. Beautifully said! Thank you.
    Léa

  4. I especially love that first one, Cynthia–and I could almost physically feel the 2nd, your imagery is striking.

  5. Both are wonderfully written with beauty and emotion, Cynthia! xo

  6. The planet is self-correcting; though not without pain, I fear.

  7. My wicked sense of humour pulls up: “oil tanka?” Feel free to groan.


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