Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk perched in the tree
watching me watching him
as I pass through the woods.

Early Morning

Lying in bed, it’s early morning,
thinking of all I need to do,
watching you sleeping.

Watching

Cycling, rowing, canoeing;
I’m exhausted just watching!

Tanka & Gogyohka

Whose is that
face in the mirror
looking back at me
watching the passing years,
silently reflecting.

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Another free-form Tanka. One day I’ll try one in strict form.
I have also been reading up about Gogyohka and it occurred to me that this also works well as two Gogyohka, hinged on the pivotal point of the Tanka and now I’m not sure which I prefer!:-

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Whose
is that
face in the mirror
looking back
at me?

Looking back
at me
watching
the passing years,
silently reflecting.

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Rest Day

Just watching the Tour de France is exhausting,
thank goodness today is a rest day!

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