Daffodils (a tanka)


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Rain shatters deep earth

Roots burst yellow perfection

Long awaited blooms

Arabesque before the sun

April healing winter’s cold

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** Note: Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’.

“April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”  
Happy National Poetry Month!

15 comments on “Daffodils (a tanka)

  1. engimaticmotivator says:


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  2. Flowers & witches definitely go hand in hand; hope you are enjoying an enchanted April!

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  3. Vicky V says:

    What powerful words, so evocative of the beauty of Spring 🙂

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  4. Vicky V says:

    We had a long Summer but Autumn is finally here! It’s windy and raining and I’m happy 🙂 April is looking good so far. Happy Spring!!

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  5. Cakeordeath says:

    I love The Wasteland… full of esoteric references. Nice poem

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  6. poeturja says:

    Although I adore T.S.E., as an April baby I love your poem more! Sure, we’re not part of the cruelest month, we heal! ❤

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