Frozen Stars: a tanka

Today for Tuesday’s Platform at Real Toads: A tanka.  Tanka are not titled.

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December night sky –
snow like frozen stars silent
as dust falls to earth –
no wishes on these lost stars –
summer photo fades with time



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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 15:36:18

    Stellar! The last line does just what it is supposed to do.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 16:29:54

    Indeed that last line gives a meaning to the imagery… love it.


  3. sanaarizvi
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 17:51:03

    Beautifully evocative write, Toni!❤️


  4. mhmp77
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 19:28:41


    no wishes on these lost stars –
    summer photo fades with time

    The stars might not be an encouraging factor for support. They are of divergent properties that make them different and difficult to read!



  5. Magaly Guerrero
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 20:01:47

    Time changes (and often takes away) so many things.


  6. thotpurge
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 20:48:06

    Nice ending with that poignant line!


  7. Cressida
    Dec 20, 2017 @ 09:10:27

    Everything fades with time. Tis the season to be merry….Enjoy your Christmas !


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 20, 2017 @ 12:42:18

      I wrote this last year when my mother was dying. Now my husband is not well so it is hard to be merry. But I am ever hopeful. Merry Christmas and New Year’s blessings to you.

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  8. Trådløs
    Dec 20, 2017 @ 10:17:19

    Snow like frozen stars is my favourite line here. You did a wonderful job capturing the atmosphere – the sadness of fading and change


  9. purplepeninportland
    Dec 21, 2017 @ 20:35:58

    I love, “snow like frozen stars”.


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