Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tanka--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada

Sweet scented flowers
budding on the lilac trees
tiny purple blossoms
cluster of floral delight
fill the crisp air in springtime.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Hello, Phyllis! You paint a lovely word painting in your Tanka. The Lilac tree is so lovely emitting a precious scent in the air that is glorious! Thank you for this wonderful read to being my day and welcome to Whispers! Sheri /

  2. Dear Phyl,

    How beautiful your poem is! Your unique description of all these flowers paints a delightful image for readers to enjoy. So glad to see your work posted on Whispers.

    Sending hugs to you along with thanks for sharing this wonderful write.


  3. Hello Phyllis! This is a beautiful tanka where scent and sight reign supreme. Gave my heart a lift. // paul

  4. Nice one, Phyllis. A breath of fresh air. I like the flow and flavor in this poem. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  5. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    Phyllis - I can almost smell that perfume

  6. Beautifully done Phyllis. I love the blossoms of spring and all the new buds in the surrounding gardens. You've brought them to life once again.