dreaming of moonlight ~ tanka

your sleeping breath
night rain revives the earth
waves of sea air
in bright yellow daffodils
nod to the dark wind
                    © Jane Reichhold

dreaming of moonlight
finding its way through the clouds
moving in the breeze
wet grass shining in new light
as tree frogs call in response

The prompt for Tanka Splendor – Daffodils is to write a tanka
inspired by one written by Jane Reichhold (in blue).

Image source: Green Tree Frog – Missouri Department of Conservation

sunflowers in bloom – cascading haiku


sunflowers in bloom
a field of smiling faces
turning to the sun

turning to the sun
approaching the horizon
casting long shadows

casting long shadows
in field of green and yellow
sunflowers in bloom

The prompt for Sunflowers (cascading haiku) at Tanka Splendor is to write a series of haiku with the last line of each haiku used as the first line of the following haiku,
thus cascading down the page.

Image source: ©Thelma Winter – Summer Sunshine