Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #7

Micropoetry MonthTime for a Tanka, don’t you think. Always a massive challenge to get right, a tanka can be crafted in so many ways but I believe it works better if it says much more than the five lines allow and says it with subtlety, emotion and mindfulness.

Write your own tanka or any other kind of micropoetry and share it through comments or Mister Linky.

this monsoon sky
heaves inside my heart-
how can I hear his footsteps
in the pounding rain

This tanka takes me back to a poetweet (exactly 140 characters long including spaces and punctuation) I wrote almost three years ago:

A mango tree
outside my window
has broken into song.
Hush, I warn,
gather your boughs,
rein in your leaves,
tonight he may whisper his love.


50 thoughts on “Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #7

  1. I was trying to decide which I liked best, and then I gave up–I’m choosing to fall in love with both. I completely adore the waiting in both, because it feels like it will be fulfilled… and fulfillment is always glorious. Also, there’s mango. πŸ˜€


  2. kaykuala

    Rein in your leaves,
    tonight he may whisper his love.

    There is so much anticipation in wanting to connect back with a dear one. It is worth it!


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