I hope everyone had a pleasant Valentine’s Day. If not, here’s an elephant that loves you.*
Anyway, thanks to harulawordsthatserve, I have been recently made aware of a traditional form of Japanese poetry known as the tanka. It is effectively a haiku with an added lower phrase of a 7/7 pair. Considering the relative popularity of the haiku, I’m a little surprised I’ve not before encountered its extended brother. But, alas, I have now, and must of course write one.
The Monday Spider
Creeps slowly on the sidewalk.
Should I pick it up?
As I ponder this, it leaves.
I guess it must be Tuesday.
Admit it – you want to write one, too.
This is brilliant! ‘The Monday Spider’, love it! I wouldn’t pick that fearsome fellow up if it were me:-) Thanks so much for the mention and the pingback!
Hehe, indeed. Thanks for introducing me to the form!