Friday, February 1, 2008

winter rain...2008


winter rain...
again the sound of water
changes shape


DW Bender
Haiku, 2008

*first written as "summer rain..." for a photo, but this is winter, and we just had a winter rain last week. In other areas than Florida, the sound of water changes shape even more drastically, variably and noticeably.

A older "sound" tanka from 2001:

How could I help it?
escaping with the spring moon
on this quilted night...
somewhere a slow, shifting sound
and ink melts, slips over stone.


DW Bender
Tanka, February 12, 2001

2 comments:

qualcosa di bello said...

your tanka is like a lullaby...i often rearrange my sleeping position to fall asleep in a pool of moonlight & this immediately felt like words to that action.

Debi Bender said...

Thank you, Debbie. Please write a haiku or tanka on that -- your rearrangement of your body be covered, when sleeping, with moonlight. It is such a beautiful picture!