Summer Peril – Tanka Challenge #96

My Tanka poem for Colleen’s Tanka challenge #96. It’s been unbearably hot in most of Europe – a poem about the summer’s cruel grasp seems to be a natural topic.
This week’s prompt words were CONGREGATE and PASSION. I chose meet and heat as synonyms.

~Summer Peril~

Meet me at the foot
of the thirsty willow tree.
Its leaves fall in sheets,
dancing pirouettes of death
down to the dry riverbed.

Last week’s rain dance went
unheard, is unanswered still.
The sky’s unblemished.
Below the weeping branches
we hide from the burning heat.

 

5 thoughts on “Summer Peril – Tanka Challenge #96

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap “Congregate & Love,” No. 96, #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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