Verselove over at Ethical ELA continues to be bounty of poetic forms–that all seemed designed to bend or break the rules I had previously learned. Today Tanka, a form I had learned as 5 lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern was transformed by Cara to a 3 line, 31 syllable meander.
I’m combining #verselove with some #beachlove today in several approximately 31 syllable Tanka.
One squishy step after another
pulls me into the noisy silence of the sea
where worries slip like water off a duck
Tides ebb and flow revealing an upside down world
tiny crabs, anemones, silver darting fish
dance of predator and prey
Like seabirds, thoughts take wing
breath calms, an echo of water’s rhythms
lullaby sung by the sea, perfect harmony with me@kd0602