My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

A Tanka Moment: Summer, In Full Bloom


I haven’t written a tanka poem for a while.

If you aren’t familiar with this form of poetry, tanka uses a : 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.

I enjoy these as they are a bit of a challenge.

Hope you enjoy this summer tanka too!

Also submitted for :  dVerse Poets. Thanks Brian. 🙂


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

11 thoughts on “A Tanka Moment: Summer, In Full Bloom

  1. sweet tanka. hope you’re having a great day.

  2. Neither have I. But, I enjoyed yours.

  3. You know what fans we both are of autumn…can’t wait!!! School started back for me today and personally, for me summer IS over even though technically it is not. Nicely written though… HUGS!

  4. Love the tanka poem and the wonderful photo. Beautiful.

  5. Hi Lissa, Hope you are too. 🙂

    Hi Sandy, I’m enjoying getting back to different forms of poetry lately. Tanka is one of my favs.

    Hi Patti, It is indeed, bring on Fall!!!! Can’t wait either.

    Hi Joe, Thanks dear. I was glad to find this lovely photo in my files today. To me it just said: “full bloom” . 😉

    Thanks for stopping by, G

  6. It’s been a while since I’ve written one … need to spread my creative-juice-wings!! Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Beautiful and timely!

  8. Nice work. I like writingTanka too 🙂
    No sign of it cooling down here yet 34C in the shade.

  9. Hi Becca, It’s fun to have a bit of challenge with any kind of writing projects, isn’t it? I’m planning to try more tanka and tau-ku poems in the near future. Really enjoy both.

    Hi Teri, Thanks so much Teri.

    Hi Tiger, Yikes, that is toooo hot. 😦 We’ve got a cold weather system on the way here, can’t wait. I’m not feeling very energetic these days and I’ve got too much to do to be lying around feeling lazy. 😉

    Happy Weekend, G

  10. nice…i for one can not wait for the change….i love summer and all its scents but fall just does it for me….smiles….we just had a summer prompt up at ….actually still up, this would be perfect…

  11. Lovely poem, beautiful flowers. Simple and sweet. k.

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