autumn’s fallen leaves
swirl with the cold northern wind
kittens led to chase
imaginary wild birds
flapping about in the whirl
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Inspired by Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Tanka Shrine “Small Footprints”
My first attempt at a Tanka. Traditionally defined as a Japanese poem with five lines, the first and third have five syllables and the other seven – making 31 syllables in all & hopefully, giving a complete picture of an event or mood. If you visit Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Tanka Shrine you will find the original Tanka poem by Mariko that inspired my Tanka above.
Smiles, laughter and creative inspirations to you! Thank you.
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