“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

a little poetry to soothe the soul


Orange peel and lemon,
spiced with coriander seed,
purple verbena -
decaf mandarin orchard
celestial seasonings


The dragonfly swoops
a blur of silvery- green
aerial assaults
 mosquito clouds are dispersed
fireworks play second fiddle


bird-song and green tea
blades of grass collecting dew
tepid mug in hand
I drink deeply the morning
tasting its spice on my tongue

These poems are called Tanka, they are an old Japanese form of poetry similiar to Haiku.
The scheme is 5-7-5-7-7.
Traditionally, like the Haiku they are not named only numbered

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