Friday, December 20, 2013

Tanka--By Patricia Nolan--United States

gunmetal sky
surrounds a silver orb
partly cloudy
two below zero
partly sunny

Patricia Nolan is a member of Poetry West in Colorado Springs and the Haiku Society of America. She paints sumi-e (Japanese ink painting), also works in oil, pastel, and acrylic and writes poems in several Asian forms, as well as other poetry, essays, and outdoor articles. Western rivers, mountains, and trails provide most of her inspiration.


  1. Patricia

    I feel a shivering chill under this "gun metal sky" What a forecast of a beauty.


  2. lovely juxterposition of images and emotion. I like this work :-) ralph

  3. Your choice of adjectives are super. I loved he images. Thank you for sharing a very nice piece of work.
    Love, Charlene

  4. I, like Charlene, love your choice of adjectives, Patricia. "Tanka" is well written and expressive. I enjoyed reading it.

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