This is beautiful...I love that last line...that's just life. It made me smile though:)
Some days I think I must be a millipede. Life seems to be waiting for the next shoe to drop and drop and drop ; )
Well that was very good. You seem to be on a very good run these days! I remember your superb haibun of some Yeats back (!) and really great minimalist haiku recently. Nice to see tanka in the same high quality.
Thank you so much for these kind words of continuing encouragement. I am enjoying working at the writing so very much.
I like the way your tanka builds up flake on flake, Janice, right up to the avalanche!
Thank you, Kim.
Too good... love the twist!
Glad you enjoyed.
It is a build-up that takes some time. But still many are caught unawares!Hank
Yes, it is easy to not pay attention to what is going on around.
Hari OmI'm with the drift of comments Janice - this one is a winner! YAM xx
Thank you, YAM.I am called a snowflake cause I am resisting. There are a bunch of us snowflakes. janice xx
A nice tanka Janice with a strong and very sad ending.
Yes, it is sad. Also, part of nature. Broken silence.
The silence before the impending storm. Ominous. Nice haiku !
Wonderful Janice! I especially like the contrast - silence and then like a chock comes the avalanche :)
That is how it works some days! ; )
This silence speaks volumes