tanka 8

walking carefully
muscles pull tightly across
patiently pacing
around narrow garden paths
I watch the changing seasons
I wrote this tanka while I was recovering from open surgery last year…
© Freya Pickard 2015
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6 Comments on “tanka 8”


  1. captures the feelings and the scene perfectly Freya.

    take care.


  2. Nice, enjoyed reading this:)


  3. It’s a lovely tanka, the circumstances notwithstanding. 🙂 The changing seasons of life. 🙂


    • thank you Celestine! I found it very encouraging as I tried walking around my mother’s garden to watch how the seasons changed, to know that this recovery period was just a season, it wouldn’t be forever…


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