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Brisbane’s Spring Arrival (Tanka)

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Spring is beginning in Queensland, Australia.

Ripple Poetry

2014-08-12 026 Seasons change – June Perkins

Spring’s arrival speaks
mornings without woolley socks
crow songs refuse to stop;
frangipani calls its leaves
to dress its branches.

Springs arrival dances
mornings without gloves on hands
goodbye grey day skies
blossoms beckoning avenues
becoming tree’s  confetti.

Springs arrival scents
mornings perfumed with renewal
bones drunk on sun
waltzing away cold memories;
smells technicolour gardens.

(c) June Perkins

I just felt it was time to do some poetry exercises and explorations as I have been writing a lot of free form poetry lately.  

This one is a tanka. This is aJapanesepoemconsistingof31syllablesin5lines,with5syllablesin thefirstandthirdlinesand7intheothers.  

DSC_8610 Australian Spring – June Perkins

However it is good not to worry about being too strict with those syllable counts at the expense of the flow of…

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