echoes of Autumn…Tanka/Haiku

echoes of Autumn…
voices like leaves rustle and
scatter to the wind,
yet another poet’s pen
has sadly been set aside.

a wordless farewell…

like the brightest leaves they fall
when their season calls.
but just as the memories

of true love always lingers,
and their inspired poetry
forever remain.
dedicated to thesilentfingers, Tanumoy Biswas,
Memoirs of a Dragon, cubby and Tiffany Coffman. ty, all.

29 thoughts on “echoes of Autumn…Tanka/Haiku

  1. E.D. says:

    love the fall.. A time for walking, a time for seeing all the good about nature.. love it. eve

  2. rjl2727 says:

    an amazing tribute. like the leaves, the words fall quietly and command a moment of silent reflection. such power.

    • well ty bob, all of these poets befriended and encouraged me early on when i first began writing poetry in April,
      it’s always a little shocking when they just disappear without warning. i miss their poetry and their friendship as well.

      • rjl2727 says:

        i understand that. who knows what goes on when someone we look to vanishes, but it is a mark of sincerity that you pay homage vs writing them off.

  3. ritaroberts says:

    Love Nature !, Love Trees, Birds and flowers. They calm the sometimes worried brow and bring peace within. I am not a poet but like reading them. If you enjoy sonnets you may be interested in Richard Vallance who is teaching me to read and write Linear B Scripts .He is also a poet. Thanks for sharing

  4. wunderwench says:

    It is sad when friends fade out of our day to day lives. We can only hope they have moved on to bigger and better things or exciting lovely things keep them away and not tragedy.

  5. SirenaTales says:

    A lovely, poignant tribute, my friend. I still grieve the loss of our friend thesilentfingers’ potent pen, but hadn’t know that these other talented writers and stopped :(. All the more reason to stay with it. xo

  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    Just think I bet you cross their minds as well.
    Take comfort in having had them.
    Your tribute was beautiful.

  7. Miranda Stone says:

    Beautiful poem. I miss cubby, too. She always took the time to share insightful comments regarding my poetry, and I love how she engaged her readers, encouraging them to try new forms. I checked her blog recently and see that a lot of others miss her, too.

    • ty Cindy and i didn’t think i was alone in missing cubby,
      and i feel that way about the other poets as well. this poem
      had been just below the surface for months, i’m glad it’s written .

  8. I love the message you deliver in your words, your poem is so well written! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Chagall says:

    Feeling the melancholy along with you. Didn’t realize Tiffany had left until I read your poem. I enjoyed her writing and the interaction – will miss her. —Chagall

  10. Noora says:

    Always! I miss them too. What a beautiful, moving tribute.

  11. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I wandered over to the Dragon’s the other day….
    you wrote a wonderful poem…Thank you….
    Take Care…You Matter…

  12. Such a wonderful tribute. I miss Cubby and a couple others who have gone quietly from WP… hopefully they are happy and well.

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