Golden Calm

a certain calm
in summer’s passing
                                                 milkweeds release tufts of seed
                                                 floating on the summer breeze
flat seas
with the butterfly’s flight
a certain calm
                                                   thrum of buzzing honey bees
                                                   dawn treads in with light footsteps

the hour silent
before the birds awake
waves on sand
                                                    a sand crab leaves a lone trail
                                                    sea glass glints in golden dawn

© Jane Reichhold                    ©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: This is my response to the weekend meditation at Carpe Diem. We are challenged to write a Tan Renga. A Tan Renga looks like a Tanka, but is written by two poets instead of one poet. It’s a kind of chained poem. I had to create the second stanza of each Tan Renga.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation:

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