pebble sinks ~ tanka

pebble sinkspebble sinks
as water rises
spring rain continues
another pebble
falls from my fingers

This tanka is my response to Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – March 25th, 2021 which asks that we respond with any variation of the the prompt and/or image (above)
– and –
to MTB: Coming full circle, the prompt from Peter Frankis at dVerse ~ Poets Pub,
which asks that we write a poem that circles around
with a repeat or variation of the opening line.

Image source: Arek Socha (qumono) at Pixabay

29 thoughts on “pebble sinks ~ tanka

  1. I was thinking about a tanka too Ken- and this one’s a beauty – movement and circularity – and there’s stillness and maybe even eternity in there too. Wonderful stuff. I’ve been reading Issa lately – so here’s his…

    like pebbles pounding
    the eaves…
    autumn rain

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    • Any time I visit my family in western New York, I try to make it to Lake Ontario, where I look for beach glass and worn stones.
      Before I moved to Missouri and we were together permanently, I found a heart-shaped stone that I gave to my (now) wife.


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