We Drink Inspiration – Poetry Prompt #008: Poetry

A Tanka Series for Sahm King

My Favorite Form

lights yellow haloed
whimsical should be the morn
yet that silent shroud
implodes upon my ear-drums
creating a somber song

morning concert fog
drip drip after cold wet drop
think I’ll go to bed
my hair will frizz in this mess
besides I still have a cough

what a lousy mess
could cut the gunk with a knife
by my life! oh dear
a bit hyperbolic, yes…
and not even a good rhyme

so my dear Sahm King
I wrote this series for you
the tanka is my thing
a haiku or a choka
or sedoka are fine too

on this Friday morn
all foggy and glum and wet
looking at your prompt
the words flowed along like this
so I’ve sent them off thus so

9 thoughts on “We Drink Inspiration – Poetry Prompt #008: Poetry

    • Thanks Sahm…they are the forms that just come so naturally, I almost automatically go 5 – 7 – 5 without thinking about it it’s like the beat that’s in my head.


    • My sister not long ago lived in Arizona and it gets blasted cold there too at this time of year…but I do need a warm break I think. Maybe I should find one of those fantastic one week tours to some warm tropical clime. People used to go to the Red Sea from here…but not anymore…with all the terrible problems along those coast lines. I often think of the Canary Islands…even if they have this huge volcano that supposed to wipe out the American East Coast with a huge tsumani if it ever blows…


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