Rains of March – #Etheree

close up environment flora ground

Drip down
Paths routed
With the first rain.
Pitter-patter sounds
Knock on leaf-littered ground
Waking seeds from earth-tucked sleep.
Sprouts pop out and reach for the sun,
From instinct observing nature’s wish
To praise the sky for bringing heaven’s gift. 


This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #127, follow and lead.  The synonyms I used are in bold.  

For this one, I must admit that I chose to think of the ‘ed’ on a lot of past tense verbs as not a syllable (‘tucked’ is, I believe, pronounced like ‘tukt’).  So I might be off in your count, but I’m still fine with the way I counted it.  Thought I’d explain.  🙂

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17 thoughts on “Rains of March – #Etheree

  1. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Spring and Easter all rolled into one! Well done. ❤ Remember, I always tell poets to use the syllable counter if they aren't sure on the count. Besides, people will pronounce things differently anyway. "Tucked," is one syllable. The English sometimes add syllables so this counting is always left up to the poet. ❤

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