listen to the night ~tanka

listen to the night

listen to the night
as the tree frogs call out
children of the night
what music they make echos
a chorus that celebrates

Dancing Frogs

This tanka is my response to Poetics: “Go Ahead, Make My Day,” the prompt from Mish at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to write a poem using one of several offered movie quotes. I chose “Listen to the night. Children of the night. What music they make.” from Dracula (1931).

Missouri Department of Conservation – Gray Tree Frog – Dancing frogs, by Tokuriki Tomikichiro

frog swimming in pot ~ haibun

frog swimming in pot

Sometimes it takes an awakening to alter perspective. The complexity of a relationship can blind one to circumstances as they change over time, causing pain for both involved. Be aware of the moment. The freedom of choice is yours. Don’t be the one who waits until it is too late.

frog swimming in pot
finds comfort in warm water

This is my response to Björn’s prompt at dVerse: Haibun Monday – Complexity of Freedom.