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




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: