blackbirds above the marsh

the blog of a self-proclaimed haikuist in bud

Category: Tanka

Awaiting Revelation

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flickers of hope –
under trees and
beside streams –
a depressed mind and spirit
awaiting revelation.

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© Joseph Casey, 2014.

In The Emerging Dawn

in the emerging dawn
an owl continues it’s hunt
silently gliding –
between the pine and spruce
a winged imprint in the snow

pine stand

Joseph Casey, ©2013.

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My first attempt at tanka. I’m led to believe that there should be a more personal element to a tanka, but we’ll get there.