#Haiku Happenings #3: Colleen’s latest #tanka for her own weekly #tanka #poetry challenge!
I have been so busy that I couldn’t find time to write a poem for my own poetry challenge for the last couple of weeks. Today, I vowed to find the time and I did!
I used the word, “somber” for grave, and “reluctant” for afraid.
A Norse Halloween
daylight wanes and the air cools.
Leaves fall from the trees
in a decadent display
of reluctant death and rot.
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
*Winternights is a pagan celebration lasting from October 28th – November 2nd. The Pagan Journey.weebly.com shares:
“…The beginning of the winter season for the Northern folk. Remembrances of the dead and one’s ancestors were made during this feast. Winternights was a ceremony of wild abandon; much like the Carnivale season in the Mediterranean countries, and it marked the end of the summer season of commerce and travel and the beginning of the winter…
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