Just before 6:00 AM, I went for a walk along a desert path. I'm always struck by the beauty of this area, especially in the morning light. The flowers and other vegetation fill my soul.
Though my walks are solitary, I'm never alone. Birds are everywhere present and always playful. Most endearing for me are the ravens. Because they see me every day, they recognize me and always want to chat. I've learned to say hello and only then will they be quiet.
My two tanka try to capture this morning experience - - -