blackbirds above the marsh

the blog of a self-proclaimed haikuist in bud

Category: Tanka

Awaiting Revelation


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


© 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.


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.