One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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On a moon  mirror                        
they slowly shed their dress,
Chinese-shadow trees
reflections of times past
the melancholy fall of leaves

9 comments:

ruma2008 said...

The expression of a splendid season.
What a bewitching work.

Beatrice V said...

Thank you Ruma..

Cassiopeia Rises said...

BX,oh how wonderful this is. It is lovely and so soft. Just like a whisper of cold breath warning of winter

love. Melanie

Beatrice V said...

Thanks Melanie

diana l. said...

I love your last two lines.

Kelly Marszycki said...

a beautiful rhythm, dance-like, to this, Beatrice.

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Devika said...

enjoyed the poems here, Beatrice :)
this tanka, mellowing landscape....just beautiful,

now will be a regular weekly visitor :)

wishes,
devika

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beatrice, this is just so lovely. The image is wonderful

love, Melanie