Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tanka Poem

One of my poems, a tanka form with 5 lines with syllables of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 5 was chosen by an artist as inspiration for her watercolor painting. Here's the result as it was displayed recently at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery's SPRING SALON along with my poem.

life’s cycles
by lin floyd

spring blossoms descend
surrounding us with promise
swirling through the air
sweet scents revealing within

summer heat bring growth
bags of seeds untouched wait for
the gardener’s hands
sowing them gently with care
waiting patiently

autumn leaves all dressed
in their farewell colors wave
goodbye reluctantly
while winter waits once more
to blanket the earth

the seasons never
end but rush ever forward
begin again fresh
a cycle that’s repeated
over and over