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!
WITHOUT PRISMATIC WATER, WITHOUT BEAUTY
The rain has just ceased
The clouds part, the sun peeks through
Look! It's a rainbow!
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.