WITHOUT QUENCHING WATER, WITHOUT LIFE

The rain is falling

Reviving the thirsty plants

Filling empty streams,

Lakes, and rivers ev'rywhere

Oh! I wish to be out there!

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WITHOUT PRISMATIC WATER, WITHOUT BEAUTY

The rain has just ceased

The clouds part, the sun peeks through

Look! It's a rainbow!

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A/N: Both poems written in 2006. The first is a Tanka Poem and the bottom poem is a Haiku.

Haiku Poems consist of three lines of 5/7/5 syllables.

Tanka Poetry is where there are five lines of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables. It is older version of the popular haiku poem style.