Monday, December 8, 2014

Raking leaves

raking leaves
only to make room
for more …
how can something this light
burden us so?

All the Shells, Tanka Society of America 2014 Members' Anthology, Fall 2014

Cherry trees in Budapest, Hungary,
November 2013

The Tanka Society of America (TSA) last month released a new anthology that features the work of its members. All 2014 members received a free copy of the book. Ordering information for the general public will follow.

P.S. We returned home last night from a vacation, finding a yard full of leaves and pine needles!


  1. how beautiully expressed! never thought of something like this, really now I wonder how can they burden us!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. When the leaves become the straw that breaks the camel's back, we may be in trouble.

    Thanks for coming by to visit.

  3. Perception is everything - a cleverly drawn tanka, that, at its center, is the virtue of a down-to-earth perspective.

  4. A wonderful metaphor, at once light and profound.

  5. thank you, everyone, for your comments!