Carpe Diem Tanka, haiku

Fool Prints

autumn’s fallen leaves
swirl with the cold northern wind
kittens led to chase
imaginary wild birds
flapping about in the whirl

Franz Marc, expressionism, tanka, carpe diem haiku, creative writing

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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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12 thoughts on “Fool Prints

    • Sun says:

      you’re welcome – those Japanese poetry names, such a mystery to me (still) especially when the pros just throw them out without explaining… 🙂
      thanks for the cheerful note. 😉 oh, and if you hop over to Carpe Diem, the host does a great job explaining the wonderful world of haiku and other related forms. 😛


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