A Rapturous Tanka

deep sanctuary

surrounded by a garden ~

trees, flowers, old books

feasts for passion’s partaking

undone, satiated soul

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Entry posted in tanka & poetry

A Growing Haiku

adventure awaits

step ahead and glance behind

know that I am there

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Entry posted in haiku & poetry.

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Note: Photo taken at Stonefield Village, part of the Wisconsin Historic Society

We Play

we play
content all day
under green canopy
we cross cool brook’s laughing waters
on scattered-stone bridges and fallen logs
climb on rock outcroppings adorned
with taproot tapestries
in Nature’s lap
we play

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Entry posted in poetry & Rictameter Verse.

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Danced

danced on the edge of the baker’s knife
the plot thickened
like chocolate ganache
until it crumbled

tension released
in a shower of shavings
over the already frosted
chapter-layered
cake

hands, poised to crack open the book,
positioned the knife
and sliced deeply

then, like cake devoured,
the story
savored,
swallowed,
digested,
and
imbued

baker and patron,
reader and writer,
danced

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Posted in poetry & free verse.

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Quenching

quenching
thirst of journey
through time’s scorched-earth sand dunes
desert-oasis pond appears
gathered by lore’s cupped hand, lapped by dry tongue
waters of youth’s giving fountain
wet sojourner’s parched lips
old soul’s desire
quenching

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Entry posted in poetry & Rictameter Verse.

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I Tap

I tap
deep into the rich soil
remembering
who I am

raised from the ground
the first time
and
every time
helped to stand
braced in the storm
held softly in rough hand
taught
patience
and
allowed
to grow

foot on the roots
hand on the stem
I tap
remember
and
grow
again

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

Posted in poetry & free verse.

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