Today is also ending--
at the bottom of the snowstorm
the gigantic sun


night in the country,
startled by the sound of
white silence
I lie next to the full moon
after bell ringing session


David said...

i wonder

'startled by the
muffled sound of church bells
echoing off the moon'

best wishes


Beatrice V said...

Wow, it isn't really what I meant, but it is fantastic, David. The bell ringing wans't muffled -very much the contrary, it was the contrasting silence afterwards, AND an enormous full moon!

diana l. said...

I just love the second and third lines, Beatrice.

Rachel Green said...

What a delight this is. It makes me miss living near a church.

David said...

Sorry for my take over bid of your tanka Beatrice. I was transported by your powerful images of 'night,' 'silence' 'full moon' and 'bells'.

What a great combination!

Thanks and sorry again


Cassiopeia Rises said...

Wow wow wow. This is great. I just love it.