Saturday, November 26, 2016

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #27 decay

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today my mom and I have seen the definite version of the grave-stone for my dad's grave. They will place it next Monday or Tuesday. Finally we can start with our real mourning after such a long time. I cannot imagine that it has been almost nine months ago that my dad died.

Today our prompt is decay and it is a bit rare to see this prompt on this day (thinking about what I wrote above), but ... I had planned this prompt for today so I couldn't change that anymore.

the scent of autumn
that sweet smell of decaying leaves -
after the rain - stronger makes me think of days past and my first real love ...

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until December 1st at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, the last Tanka Writing technique by Teika, later on.


  1. Good to have your father's grave marked by permanent stone...your heart and mind marked with his memory. Let yourself have our sympathy, Kristjaan.

    1. Thank you Lynn__ the grave stone was placed earlier today and we (my mom and I) will go to the cemetery this Thursday. It has become wonderful, but I am looking forward to see it for real later this week on the graveyard.