November Rain

For Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge about November rain. This is a tanka based on something that happened to me this morning. It actually did rain last night, so I was grateful for the poetic inspiration. 

Do any of you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the world’s need? That’s how I am feeling this morning. Though the sky is physically getting brighter as the sun rises, I still am in pain for others’ pain. When I feel like this, writing poetry helps. 

I hope you also enjoy reading this piece of my heart. 


This morning sky’s tears

Reminded me if great need,

I slept late, woke up

Seeing a depth of sorrow,

Watching the sky, slowly, clear.

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