Monday, March 23, 2015

DMC: "The chill says 'morning'" by Tabatha Yeatts

The chill says "morning,"
says "alive" as layers of light
unfurl for crows overhead
they call, respond --
they know where they're going. 

© 2015 Tabatha Yeatts. All rights reserved.

Margarita Engle has challenged us to write a tanka this month. She suggests we think of it as a five-line travel diary about a subject of our choice. Click HERE for more details.

Send your tanka to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, March 27th. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of Margarita's delightful new picture book:


  1. I enjoyed this tanka challenge. Thanks, Michelle and Margarita!

  2. It's not just the morning, Tabatha, this tanka gives me chills. So, so good.

  3. Really nice. I especially like the last two lines.

  4. Tabatha, that is exquisite! What a beautiful thing to wake up to this chilly morning. Tanka you. :)

  5. Just wonderful, Tabatha. It tells about our mornings so beautifully-those crows moving out!