My Take – TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Colleen has asked us to “along with a color, add some weather to your poem.” My two haiku follow.

The first haiku was written last week and then I rewrote it for this week’s challenge.

when storms subside
beauty grows in the rubble
lush gardens reborn



when spring floods subside
sediment covers the plants
green grasses push through

It seems many of my posts of late have been flood related. Our June 3rd flood was totally unexpected and unnerving. Currently we are minus a room, several closets, bookshelves, and storage drawers. All has been relocated about the house… and we had company coming, so I had to be creative to make the rest of the house livable and accommodate overnight guests (family, but still).

Guests came and went, and now we can distribute things to be more comfortable for us (I got my office back-lol).

I’m still grieving about my gardens. However they are mostly recovering. New plants mostly survived the extreme heat. (Gardening does not come naturally-but I’m getting there.)

after the flood waters mostly subsided

The pots in the photo are 12”+ and were completely covered with water. The barrel right behind them was tipped over. All our sunflowers died. I’ll try planting more.

Thank you for reading!

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

28 thoughts on “My Take – TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

  1. What a traumatic event flooding is… I’m so happy you could save some of your plants. Our grass is turning brown! We definitely need rain—but you need it as well, living out west. These are lovely haiku. I hope the trauma subsides some so you can get back to normal. ❤

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  2. I love both of your poems, but I feel the second one truly shows the determination to push past devastation of the storm. I hope you are able to fix your home quickly so you can find peace again in those spaces. I have no doubt your garden will regrow, especially with the attention you are giving it. 🙂

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  3. Glad you are recovering. I know what you mean about finding homes for things. Our kitchen stuff is in three different rooms. I’m hoping the kitchen work will start soon. But it may be another week before supplies and crew are available.

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