In September did you watch how nature ushered in the fall season?
On a particularly warm day, I noticed a simple leaf delicately falling to the ground. Its dancestep movement drifted in with graceful choreography. A gentle puff of wind urged the tiny leaf to sway and swirl in a poised, descending manner. A quick swoosh of breeze added a touch of music to quicken the pace. I was in awe of nature's gentle touchdown to the ground.
I took two words, dance and step, pressed them together, and created a new adjective to fit both my poems. Above the photo I attempted a haibun and below it a tanka.
Thank you Irene Latham for Tips From a Nest Builder: How To Find Nestlings in your new book, This Poem Is A Nest. You can read more about Irene's unique poetry book at my book review on the #ThisPoemIsANest Blog Tour here. Leave a comment there and enter the raffle to win a copy of Irene's book.
Autumn Breath Nestling
I'm joining the Poetry Friday Roundup in Switzerland this week at wee words for wee ones. Bridget Magee, our host is serving her once a week poetry treat for the young and the young at heart...