smiling through sunshine
and weeping through gloomy mist
Cloudly emotions

In response to "Use that quote" at CDHK

Life and death

Eager to see buds
and also the newly borns;
And when both grow and bloom,
wait for timely withering
and to slowly part with life.


In the deep dark night
she knocked at my eyelids,
calmly she entered;
I expected few roses
but she offered only thorns!

Blue adapts well

Presenting a tanka on water, for CDHK's Theme week

holds significance, but nothing to its credit - no colour, shape, taste - - accommodates everything setting up an example.


Leaves swaying
and wavering mind
Trunk rooted
like legs on ground
Arboreal instincts


rejuvenated by daily morning yoga sound mind and body

In response to CDHK's prompt Carpe diem#1206 on "Yoga"