color of summer

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japanese garden

or hobbit homestead in shire

color of summer

pause to peek through the keyhole

smell blossoms of paradise

 

Kiwinana challenges us to write a tanka with “color” and “summer”.

contentment is green

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Earth’s new spring green

sings a theme serene

for ears and eyes keen

to creation’s pastoral scene.

 

On hills’ grassy sheen

fresh rain-washed clean

sheep shearer has seen

fluff-puff wool to glean.

 

A poets’ paradise pristine,

if you know what i mean.

 

 

For dVerse Poets “green” quadrille challenge and with my apologies to Luci Shaw đŸ™‚