Monday, March 30, 2015


rain again last night
temperatures above freezing
two cocoons wait

it's been a long, dark winter
the right moment is coming

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015

This tanka is for Margarita Engle's ditty challenge at Today's Little Ditty.

It can also serve as a companion PO-EMotion for the first word in my Poetry Month challenge: ANTICIPATION.


  1. And like that moment you describe, this tanka was totally worth the wait, Mary Lee! Sharing on my FB author's page today.

  2. This is lovely. I read it the other day, have been thinking about it since, and came back to read it again today. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Such a gorgeous word picture! And I love the last two lines.