Also published for : Thursday Poets Rally
It’s a little while ago that I published here at WP, but today I just have to publish a nice haiku, maybe a tanka, in response on the Ghost Writer post by Jen Rosenberry of Blog It or Lose It about Rengetsu. As you maybe know I have a daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (CDHK) and every Wednesday I have a so called Ghost-writer to share an article on CDHK. This Ghost Writer post was about the female poet Rengetsu who has written wonderful Tanka.
I am not a great Tanka writer and it’s not my favorite poetry-form, but I thought … “maybe I have to give it a try … let me write a Tanka”. A Tanka is a five-line poem following a few “haiku-like” rules, one of them is the 5-7-5-7-7 rule.
Here is my try, once in a life-time, to write a Tanka:
through the morning-mist
the sound of footsteps in the snow
the cold early morning
sounds louder than my heartbeat
Well … this is my try to write a Tanka in the sphere of Rengetsu. Not a strong one, but … well … sometimes you have to think out of the box …