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Two Tankas are sometimes better than one – sometimes. (Tankas for #LPG #LiskeardPoetryGroup).

Two Tankas for the Price of One!

Tanka very much,

I appreciate your help

in all that I do.

Which sentiment is sincere

if not a little solemn.

—//—

Well, that was no fun!

I usually say less

and make it jokey.

But, Wednesday can be dull

if it rains and I get wet.

–//–

#13 Tanka (Sunday) – I almost forgot!

I almost forgot

I need to write a Tanka –

I do one daily;

and to forget would be wrong

and cause untold misery.

Saturday – write a Tanka? #12 for LPG (Liskeard Poetry Group).

Saturday’s attempt

to neatly write a Tanka

is doomed to failure;

I mean, how can you create

poetry when the Sun shines.

Today’s Yabka (a misspelt Tanka) #11 for Liskeard Poetry Group

I almost forgot;

I have to write a Tanka,

now it’s nearly noon.

If I don’t get on and write

It won’t be done, anytime soon.

Mixing Things Up – #10 Tanka for Liskeard Poetry Group.

Tailor, soldier, thief;

tanka-sailor sailed on by

That is not the rhyme;

but, I mixed it up a bit –

what I do beggars belief.

“Gather” (#9 Tanka for Liskeard Poetry Group).

Raise your Tanka high,

before Rhyme has passed on by,

and poetrys die.

Gather ye rosebud visions

and write on them, at great length.

Tankas #1-7 (for Liskeard Poetry Group)

Tanka set Monday,

and just four weeks to do it;

better get a start.

But, hey! Why not just leave it

right until the last minute.

—//—

I know, now’s the time,

get the thing out of the way,

then rest for a while.

But, I could do it later;

tomorrow, maybe… maybe.

—//—

Tomorrow is here;

well, yesterday’s tomorrow,

Which is now today.

Shall this be the day I write

my definitive Tanka?

—//—

Right! Stop all delays,

on with writing the Tanka –

it won’t write itself!

Which is true of most great works,

and a lot of lesser ones.

—//—

Opportunity:

the chance to write a Tanka,

so often not taken.

And, as definitions go,

that just about sums this up.

—//—

What is difficult?

It’s just a normal Haiku

With two extra lines.

Which are both seven syllables long –

not nine and then five.

—//—

So, a week has passed,

and I haven’t finished it;

still, plenty of time

for me to get perfect rhyme,

metre and pitch – lots of time.

–//–

Day 7 (#7 Tanka for Liskeard Poetry Group).

So, a week has passed,

and I haven’t finished it;

still, plenty of time

for me to get perfect rhyme,

metre and pitch – lots of time.

Day 6 (#6 Tanka) for LPG (Liskeard Poetry Group)

What is difficult?

It’s just a normal Haiku

With two extra lines.

Which are both seven syllables long –

not nine and then five.

The Opportunity to write Tanka #5

Dictionary Definition.

Opportunity:

the chance to write a Tanka,

so often not taken.

And, as definitions go,

that just about sums this up.