given in sorrow ~ tanka

given in sorrow
hope found in Easter lily
waiting to open
sign of beauty within loss
flowering for a decade

This tanka is a response to last week’s prompt in
Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #82: Easter lily.

I’ve had this Easter lily since my mother’s funeral in 1988.
It has survived from pot to larger pot and has flowered nearly every year.



9 thoughts on “given in sorrow ~ tanka

  1. Beautiful. We also call it aPeace Lily or Spathyphylum. A very strong and favourable plant. Also a Top Air Cleaner. Given care it will, yes, last for years and grow into a quite large bush. Once again a beautiful write my friend. 🙂🌼

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