Purple Clematis Tanka

Purple Clematis Tanka and watercolor artwork by Wendy L. Macdonald for thesketchypoet.wordpress.com

purple clematis
climbing over the arbor
a resolution
to reach as high as I can
with my creative passions

~ wlm

I’ve begun writing tanka poetry on my Facebook page and decided to try one here too.

Although I’ve enjoyed writing haiku, I love the two extra lines the tanka allows.

This watercolor pencil painting was inspired by a photograph I took in my garden.

Are you aspiring to reach higher with your artwork?

Blessings for 2018 ~ Wendy


Oxalis Haiku

watercolor oxalis haiku by The Sketchy Poet Wendy L. Macdonald

in remembering

Who dressed flowers with splendor

solace filled my soul


Oxalis grow abundantly in my garden. My favorites are the large pink ones.

Blessings ~ Wendy ❤

The Language of Flowers/Pansy Haiga



a hidden message

within the tussie mussie

thoughts of each other


Wendy / 2016


(The language of flowers/pansy haiga.)

In the Victorian days people didn’t usually speak openly about their romantic interest in another person.

Sometimes they relied on the language of flowers.