#Tanka: Oak Tree

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

footprints of time age
my ancient wrinkled body-
under the oak tree
acorns fall into dead leaves
come spring, bursting forth with life

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB Jisei (Japanese Death Poems)

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

17 Comments on “#Tanka: Oak Tree

  1. This is really in keeping with the Japanese tradition as far as I understand it: using imagery from nature as a metaphor for death and, in this case, rebirth – great take on the prompt!

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