long drought takes its toll (tanka)

I’ve already posted this as a haiku, but I want to share it as a tanka, since it paints a fuller picture.  Thank you to Kerfe at methodtwomadness.  Her comment on the haiku inspired this.

long drought takes its toll_tanka

long drought takes its toll
pine needle falls to the ground
the wind does not speak

silence amongst the branches
nothing for the wind to play

Carpe Diem #1174  silence

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