still, icy rivulet takes
the path less traveled
nothing stands in water’s way
nature’s music, andante
Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Andante (pronounced on-don-tay) means music played in a moderately slow tempo. The poetry form is a tanka, which is a haiku followed by a two line stanza. In tankas, to vastly oversimplify, each line has maximum syllable counts of 5-7-5 then 7-7. In the third line, I refer to Robert Frost’s famous poem, The Road Not Taken, not for the first time.
Happy 2017. I hope you are having a magical New Year so far. I took a long woodsy hike, and I didn’t fall on the sheets of ice. Yay!