Today’s prompt: “write a poem that:
- Is specific to a season
- Uses imagery that relates to all five senses
- Includes a rhetorical question”
I tried my hand at a two-stanza tanka for this one.
Summer, A Pause
Peaty scent of green
Vision of birds swooping loft
Hidden insects cry
Hot breeze caresses our cheeks
Ripe fruit bursts sunlight on tongues
An immanent pause
Slow slide into fall
Can we stop and rest a while?
Can we stay here forever?