Nest-ward Bound

Sunset, Cloud, Birds, Water, Reflection

Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay 

 

Nightfall approaching

Bright illumination fades

Dimming all around

Nest-ward birds return to roost

And in inky blackness sleep

 

Padre

 

The Tanka form in English is a poem of five lines with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.  A true Japanese Tanka counts thirty-one sounds as the Japanese do not count syllables in  Haiku or Tanka.  These poems typically do not have a rhyme structure.

 

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 140 #SynonymsOnly: 

The two words for this week:

LIGHT & DARK