Brisk Autumn Mornings – A Tanka

Brisk autumn mornings –

fog and dew lay summer bare,

while blue sky kisses

paint lacy frost on spent blooms

commencing my day anew.

by Colleen Chesebro



Categories: Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

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32 replies

  1. Colleen, this is so beautiful and tender…just perfect.

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  2. It is funny. When I think of those times coming I try to hold on to summer as strong as possible. But once those mornings come and also the warm afternoons with their special light, I love it!!!

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  3. Your Tanka makes me long for and grieve for the warm summer days.

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  4. Bring on the autumn and spare no one! 🙂

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  5. A lovely description of those early autumn mornings.

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  6. Lovely tanka with great flow and imagery. The picture is beautiful too. 🙂 xx

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  7. Hi Colleen,
    Reading this is magical and inspirational for me to work on my tanka writing 🙂
    I also like to ask you a little thing about grammar. I was reading about subject verb agreement and compound nouns in a sentence. There’s this sentence
    Their feelings and opinions is/are expressed through it.
    Am I right in using are here? I assume feelings and opinions are independent nouns.
    Similarly there’s this sentence

    Film, radio, television, the internet , books, magaxines and newspapers provides/provide us information as well as entertainment.
    I think we need to use provide here?

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    • I am NOT a grammar expert but I think you should look at the plurals. Have you tried the Grammarly app? You can also set your Word to check some of these grammar issues. I try to listen to how it sounds. That will help you also. Oh, I love the ProWritingAid app. Good luck. ❤️

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  8. For the first I know it needs to be are but can you explain second for me?

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  9. Your images are wonderful. I like what you do with tanka.

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  10. Beautiful, Colleen. A lovely look a fall.

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