April Storm – #Tanka

island during golden hour and upcoming storm

First storm of the year,
Crashing thunder, roaring hail.
The dog tucks his tail.
Sounds like a train in my ears –
Hide in basement, in fear.

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Ah, my weekly poetry fix will have a different flavor until the end of the month!  Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday is on a well-deserved Sabbatical, but she still encourages weekly syllabic poems.

On Friday, we had our first big storm of the year, and what a doozy!  There were tornadoes in other part of the state, and the tornado warnings got pretty intense there for a while.  The sky turned that odd color it does right before a tornado, and hail fell.  But nothing happened, and we’re ok! 🙂

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Pollen – #Haiku

green leafed tree under blue sky

Pines send pale green love
To bless the Earth every spring
Regret not this gift.

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Ah, my weekly poetry fix will have a different flavor until the end of the month!  Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday is on a well-deserved Sabbatical, but she still encourages weekly syllabic poems.

The pollen season is still going on here, but the stream of near-nightly rains has kept the pine pollen from being snow as of late.  Instead, it’s turned into puddles of pale-green pollen.  A bit more disgusting, but less harmful for one’s health.  Horticultural sexism, anyone?

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