Black Earth

in the cold black earth
bones sleep for eternity
without blossoming
full to bursting with new life
bulbs await warm touch of spring

Kim M. Russell, 2016

black-earth

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My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #24 Black Earth

In this episode, Chèvrefeuille has given us a bit of a strange prompt, ‘black earth’, with one of his own tanka as an example:

black earth
covered with fresh fallen snow
awaits spring
I lay down and rest a while
in front of the fireplace

© Chèvrefeuille

 

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