Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019

For this week’s Lucky Dip, Sarah has reached into her mystery bag and pulled out a Tanka.

Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

I am awakened every morning by birdsong, some of which is quite monotonous, hence my contribution today, my first ever Tanka!

A voice echoes clear,
Resonates o’er the roof tops,
Passionate and true,
Dedicated to his love,
The turtle dove over there.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019

  1. msjadeli says:

    First tanka is wonderful

  2. weejars says:

    A sweet Tanka. I can’t believe it’s your first! Well done (Tanka is one of my favourite poetry forms)

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