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


Trumpeter Swan Haiku


wintering swans

enduring all seasons



This Trumpeter swan haiga (watercolor pencil painting)

was inspired by a photograph I took of a pair of swans I saw at a local park.

My husband and I have walked through many seasons together since 1983;

we hope to see many more winters, springs, summers, and autumns

side by side.


All Seasons Blessings ~ Wendy

Birdhouse Vacancy Haiku


birdhouse vacancy

while tenants fly southward

and trees tough it out



I must confess that as December approaches,

I daydream about overwintering someplace warm and sunny.

But I’d miss my family and friends.

Warm Blessings ~ Wendy