Poppy in shadow

The tanka practice in week three of the workshop continues. This is one of the practice poems that I think I will not submit to the workshop leader. Just describing the scene, but

yellow california poppy, its leaves casting shadows on the petals

In its Own Shadow

shadow leaves
brown on bright petals
celebrate color
poppy flowers bask
in the summer sun

Copyright © 2017-09-27, by Elizabeth Wicker Bennefeld.