Shoeless (a tanka)

Pen's Ink

puddlefeet

wet toes in puddles
are a must when rain walking
Something about this–
standing barefoot on wet earth,
sets things right in my wide world.

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POETIC FORM:

If a haiku is usually thought of as a 3-line, 5-7-5 syllable poem, then the tanka would be a 5-line, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable poem. It’s better to think of a tanka as a 5-line poem with 3 short lines (lines 2, 4, 5) and 2 very short lines (lines 1 and 3). While imagery is also important in tanka, the form is a little more conversational than haiku, and allows for the use of poetic devices such as metaphor and personification.

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FORM DIAGRAM:

5-
7-
4-
7-
7-

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POEM A DAY APRIL 2015 – PROMPT:

“For today’s prompt, pick an adjective, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. If you’re feeling stuck on this one, go…

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