Friday, April 2, 2021

Trees of Tomorrow Tanka


Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

could I be so bold

to see what the future holds

keep searching ahead

shall we plant a fence of trees

that will outlive you and me?


The tree pictured above is an American plum. My son and I want to plant trees that are low-maintenance, suitable for Colorado's nutrient-poor and often dry soil and will attract pollinators. As an added benefit, the fruit of these little beauties is edible, and I spent part of my disability back payment to buy a nice water bath canner. I would like to try my hand at making jams and other preserves.

If we take good care of our trees, they will beautify our little town and bring happiness to future generations. It is our goal to leave things better than we found them. We all need to take better care of our world if we want it to keep taking care of us.

The Prompts

April PAD Challenge

Day 2: Write a "what does the future hold" poem.

D'Verse Poets

Haiku My Heart

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Music Challenge

Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)

NaPoWriMo Day 2

Write a "road not taken" poem. of followed the prompt. This poem is about a road that my son and I are looking down but haven't taken yet.

The Icky, Sticky, Nit-Picky Legalese If You Please (Or Don't Please)

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  1. That is a glorious image. I love trees and have planted quite a few.
    At the end of my days (if it can be arranged) I want a green funeral and would like to feed a tree.

  2. Lovely tanka ~ very contemplative ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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