“A Tanka Trio (7)”

(c) 2021 by Michael L. Utley


When I sought knowledge
I opened my eyes and ears
When I sought wisdom
I opened my mind and heart
Rain and sunshine for my soul



In my winter dreams
I walk barefoot in the spring
Sink my toes in loam
In the green konara copse
Gathering the brown acorns



Near the red footbridge
Piebald koi drowse in the shade
Of lotus blossoms
As cicadas call my name
Welcoming me home again

5 thoughts on ““A Tanka Trio (7)”

    1. Thanks, Rhyan. It means a lot to me when I can connect with people through my writing. These small verses are my way of saying hello to the universe, I suppose. I really appreciate your kindness. *tips cap* 🙂


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