Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Joy and Fury

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for JOY and FURY I used BLISS and RAGE.


Cold darkness rages

as green seeps slowly from sleep

then at last relents

and warm sun shines on my back

as I watch, bliss returning