Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunsets and Tropical Rain

Today is supposed to be a blogathon group haiku  post...I've chosen to do 2 Tankas instead. The normal format of a Tanka is 5 lines...with 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. 
(for the first Tanka - Orange is pronounced with 2 syllables)

sunset masterpiece
brush strokes of red and pink swirls
whispers of orange
hints of darkness peeking through
showcasing a flaming ball 
 
----------------------------------------------

 

white sprawling porches
tropical rain pounding down
washing the dry ground
watery sunlight peeks through
sweet scent of rain lingering

 
 

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful imagery! I do enjoy poetry but have no talent for it myself.
    Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Writing short form poetry is hard. You do this very well.

    ReplyDelete
  3. @Christine- I'm usually a rhyming poet- old school all the way- so the tanka or haiku are great challenges for me.

    @Mark-I was wanting to see if you did a haiku about songs :)...I did enjoy your post today even if it wasn't a haiku!

    ReplyDelete

....And then there were more...

We started with two. It didn't take long for us to add three more to the mix, making us ongfamily5 for quite a long time. Before we kn...