In the meantime, enjoy the responses I have made to other prompts.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thoughts after taking a walk this morning and meeting up with people I haven't seen for a while...

Like vines,
friends branch out,
but stay
through their roots.

Form: English Tanka - it is shorter than the Japanese Tanka but the rhythm is the same. Only 13 syllables total. No rhyme or meter required

The syllable scheme is as follows:

Line 1: 2 syllables
Line 2: 3 syllables
Line 3: 2 syllables
Line 4: 3 syllables
Line 5: 3 syllables


  1. Lovely English tanka! (I was only familiar with the Japanese form.)

    And thanks for stopping by and posting your kind comments about my limericks!
    Madeleine Begun Kane