Standard Posted by Brenda Davis Harsham Posted on November 5, 2015 Posted under Photography, Poetry Comments 36 Comments Red Maple Tanka flight one perfect moment remembered fingers curled in longing to relive one’s height Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham Do you have one time in your life you would relive if you could? Ways to Share this:EmailPrintTwitterPinterestFacebookMoreTumblrPocketLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related autumnfallhaikuleafnatureNovemberphotographpoemPoetryseasonsTankaTree Post navigation ← Leaves Rain East Tower → 36 thoughts on “Red Maple Tanka” Pingback: Inner Philosophy | Friendly Fairy Tales Wow gorgeous! i love Fall LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply so nice Brenda! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Ah yes, those one time perfect moments…this is very deep….very thoughtful! Perhaps every living thing wishes to remain in their best moment…even the dear little leaves. I shall never see a leaf the same again! 🙂 I think my best moment was playing Wendy in Peter Pan at age eighteen, strutting across a stage in great fun, young, slim and having the time of my life. Oh well, I guess it all has to change, at least I did it, I have those lovely memories of great times. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That young Pan will always be you. 🙂 Inside of you. LikeLike Reply The red maple leaf has always been one of my favorites. The idea of it being a perfect leaf and having a flight without any problems, great ideas! If I could go back to a place I was riveted at the sight and history, it would be the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in a place called, Teotihuacan, Mexico. I loved Mallorca, island in the Mediterranean, second best. Third, New England “haunts of yore.” 🙂 Very fun post, my dear friend! xo LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The red maple leaf has always been one of my favorites. The idea of it being a perfect leaf and having a flight without any problems, great ideas! If I could go back to a place I was riveted at the sight and history, it would be the pyramids other sun and the moon in a place that looks like Xochlatmechen but has another spelling (pronounced “soshalmeechen.”) I loved Mallory in the Mediterranean, second best. Third, New England “haunts of yore.” 🙂 fun post, my dear friend! xo LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I would be happy to travel with you to those exotic places. I love New England, too. XOXO LikeLike Reply Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology. LikeLike Reply Delightful! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you! LikeLike Reply like standing on your toes – ) LikeLike Reply You’re right, maybe it’s that simple. We just all need to stay on our toes. 😉 LikeLike Reply Excellent tanka, Brenda…just beautiful with the perfect photo! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks, Lynn! LikeLike Reply I like this so much! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks, Willow. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Funny, I can’t think of a particular time I’d relive. There have been many wonderful moments. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Then you are lucky indeed. I suppose I have long happy years, too. LikeLike Reply Beautiful words and image, Brenda! I’ve always thought that drying leaves resemble curled hands, holding secrets close. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m so glad you validate my impressions of that leaf. The inspiration came from my skydiving. I love to free fall again. It was glorious. LikeLike Reply Very nice Brenda. I took several pictures this year of leaves on the ground. I didn’t associate any words with them, but your will do nicely. LikeLike Reply Leaves are so beautiful. I’m glad you like my words. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Super tanka. I don’t think I would wish to relive anything. I have memories and am enjoying life now, even if, like the leaf, I am past my best 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You’re just in a new phase of life. Even the leaf has a new life, returning to the earth and providing nutrients for new life. The soil would be barren and poor without the leaves. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Brenda LikeLike Reply Perfect tanka, just stunning…curled in longing!! wow!! your haiku stands beautifully alone too. Your photos is lovely…we are so spoiled this autumn here too with a long pleasant autumn. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks, Oliana. Yes, this autumn has been warm and gorgeous! LikeLike Reply Lovely color. I could never just pick one moment to relive…I’ve had so many fabulous moments, I could never choose just one. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Me either. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented: TANKA YOU….TOO! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply XOXO LikeLike Reply Fall is such a beautiful time, Full of inspiration 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So true! It’s such fun kicking through the leaves. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Especially that part 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Comments welcome! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.