any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
In this hot India summer this poem is such a respite :)
Heart warming piece!
A crystal shower of words.. that is what you can get beside that pond..
This is absolutely exquisite :D
How easy it is to be inspired when we look at nature and not on ourselves. Beautiful Sumana.
There is a heaviness in this...as if the heat inside is aching for water..sometimes that's what we need and all we can ask for..beautifully written
"A crystal shower of words" would be a welcome gift to any poet!
simple but exquisitely nice. yes, one can see poetry in many thingsgracias
How can you not respond when you see a heron. Such majestic creatures. I will usually catch them out at the lake a couple times a year, standing stoic. And when they spread their wings and take off. Lovely.
One of my favourite forms! Well crafted!
Line 3 pivots really well in this haiku to tanka transitionhave a nice Sundaymuch love...
Ah, I love tanka.
'crystal shower of words' ... loving that metaphor
I wish that those crystal showers would shower down more often!
I was about to quote the same line SuyashJ chose. It holds so many sounds, images... there is even the feeling of the slick words coating the shoulders. Wonderful!
So beautiful, the white heron and the poet's desert heart.
Oh I love this and wish we all would receive a crystal shower of words. I really need one.
This poem glides along with the water in the pond....I love the feel of 'Liquid emerald pond'.Donna@LivingFromHappiness
Cool and refreshing words :-)
Exquisite. There is such a simple elegance to this nuanced moment caught in lovely contemplation.
And that could be a great motivation to continue writing Sumana.
nice and dainty spread of images in this one. me likes them all!!!
We quench our thirst in words and images--beautifully said!!
Nature is inspiring. Love the contrast between the water in the world and the desert within.
Loved the tanka, and the image you used with it :) Nature, as GL Meisner says above, is indeed, inspiring.
Thirst can be viewed in so many ways ... lovely take :-)
Beautiful! Esp. I love 'Crystal shower of words'
The white heron and the poet offer such beauty and respite. Thank you Sumana
Wonderful words painting a beautiful picture.ZQ
Gemstones and natural beauty!
Thank God for the heron. Nature's beauty cuts through despondency.
The picture that it evokes is so beautiful!!
Your words paint a beautiful picture.Thanks for visiting my blog.
Sumana,Lovely calm words from your your poem..Perhaps the thirst is connected to that heat wave in India at present...Stay cool!Eileen
I admire the shift in that third line, from heron to the poet's words ~ A lovely tanka Sumana ~ Wishing you a happy week ~
This is really beautiful, Sumana :)
this is so perfect...reminds me of someone whose just sitting down to write...an invisible shower of words falling from the ceiling.
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