Two Tanka

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Tanka

“In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7. Write TWO different poems: one Japanese style (one straight line), and in the second divide the lines.”

In the constant rain, sun specks
appear to taunt me, never staying out
long enough, but watering can
is full, plants are happy.

in light of full moon
the sky opens wide its arms
i can see each star
view seems closer on clear night
I imagine touching stars

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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