April 16

#VerseLove Day 16, Tankas

Today’s #verselove prompt was to write in a relaxed Tanka form created by Harryette Mullen in which the 31 syllables of traditional forms are broken into three variable-length lines.

volunteers gathered, shovels in hand
faced with a riotous tangle of lush flora
needing unwoven, prepared for rebirth

in a brief respite of blustery weather
the sun warmed them and blessed their work,
they set their tools down just as rain and wind returned

gathered round a rickety bare table
biting into scrumptious paper-wrapped sandwiches
they celebrated community

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Posted April 16, 2022 by inspirepassion in category Poetry, VerseLove

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