hickory and oak in brown
autumn’s pale colors
outburst of lone maple’s red
longing for past colored leaves
Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #1 Teika’s first of Ten Tanka Writing Techniques “Mystery and Depth”. A prompt of colored leaves also is suggested.
Missouri is my home now, but I miss the bright autumn colors of New York and New England, where numerous maple trees treat the eye with their vibrant reds and oranges.