Interesting. I'm no student of either tanka or haiku, but the line "Autumn 
cries for spring..." is completely at odds with the spirit of zen (well, haiku 
at least - but not sure about tanka).  Autumn does no such thing.  Sounds like 
the poetry of Keats or Shelley claiming that the 'trees mourn our passing 
years' or other such subjective/anthropomorphic sentiments.   I take it then 
that tanka follows a more human, sentimental and therefore subjective route 
than haiku?


 >There is no season
 >Yet spring follows each winter
 >Autumn cries for spring...
 There is nothing to attain,
 Yet each day zazen, zazen.
 
 ...Bill!
 
 
     
                               

       
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