Tanka and Haiku Sequence The street lamp was our only star, its splattered light the sole barrier between our frissons and that heavy night of back alleys. * Down where the subway should have been, silence trickled on unseen rail tracks.
Another Rushed Postcard
Anti-reflection In that shallow glass all my crude years reflected from twilight backwards: one age for putting up walls, one age for crumbling with them.
A Postcard for the Travellers
A little tanka, hopefully in keeping with the postcard. 航海 "Once upon a time" - is that not how it should start, mercifully far? And yet, all the adventures, all the wounds, grow cruelly near.
More Short Forms and Quests
I realised I hadn't played with the tanka form in a while, so thought I'd give it another try. You can read my previous experiments with the tanka here and here. (DAY 23) Knights Errant On and on and on they went, like faery children, planetary scouts. They were on a sacred quest encrypted in …
No Smoke without Fire
NaPoWriMo day three. Today's prompt was to go ahead and pen an epithalamium, but I just wasn't up for the task, I'm afraid. Today was not a day for celebration. So I went and played with another form of poetry instead, the tanka, a traditional Japanese form that requires the poem to have 5 - …