Harvest & Moon

a huge harvest moon
low in crisp clear autumn sky..
the smell of apples

brown sugar and cinnamon
a family gathering

Pat R


Poets.org gives the definition and the rules for the writing of a Tanka. Please note the following from the site:

“In many ways, the tanka resembles the sonnet, certainly in terms of treatment of the subject. Like the sonnet, the tanka employs a turn, known as a pivotal image, which marks the transition from the examination of an image to the examination of the personal response. This turn is located within the third line, connecting thekami-no-ku, or upper poem, with the shimo-no-ku, or lower poem.”

For Silver Threading on Tanka Tuesday



IMG_9828 fall leaves

on walk to the creek
through a quilt of autumn leaves
sounds of deep crunch


walks in the woods
trudging through fall colors
deep crunch of
autumn leaves



Inspired by

Carpe Diem Special #166 “Autumn” this harvest moon by Chiyo-Ni

This harvest moon –
As I  part the snow by stepping on it
The sound of stones

Carpe Diem Haiku,