Messenger (#TankaTuesday)

Another message


ink upon autumn sky

calling to be read

enciphered mysteries writ

decoded in wakeful dreams.

Perched on budded branch

one messenger waits for you

This crow is your wing

this crow lines the nest of night

this crow has pecked at marrow.


I am giving wing to this poem again because it fits Colleen’s prompt, calling for myth and write, but not exactly; synonyms only. Check out Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 68, “Myth & Write,” #SynonymsOnly

5 thoughts on “Messenger (#TankaTuesday)

  1. This is beautiful. I’m fascinated with birds. In Colorado, we have these massive raven/crow-like birds that hang around in the winter. I always have about three of them hanging around my house. What I really love is the double Tanka style. I hope more poets will give this a try. Your words are powerful and filled with magic. I LOVE it! ❤

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  2. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 69, “BOND & SEEK” #SnynomnsOnly –

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