Heeding Haiku with HA: A Quiet Life   My tanka was inspired by the video at our host’s site.  I wrote one version in 5/7/5/7/7 and two shortened versions.  Let me know which you like?  Any critique welcome.

and rose petals


fallen rose petals
tattered journal of my life
stained with blood and tears
cold and alone I cry out
so lost among the shadows


shortened versions

petals fall
tattered journal
alone I cry
lost in shadow


fallen petals
tattered existence
tear stained
alone and cold
lost among shadows