50 thoughts on “A Waking Tanka

  1. Spring with a big s t r e t c h! Very nice, Tanya. We have a summer-like situation here with temps. in the mid to high 80’s. They say some rain by Saturday, but I’ll have to see it to believe it! Enjoy your day…

    Steve 🙂

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      1. Oh, the production of one of your little Barbie films must really be something to watch! Enjoy the sunshine, lady!

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    1. Thank you, Aruna! Tanka is a Japanese poetry form with a syllable pattern 5-7-5-7-7
      The first three lines, or “upper phrase”, were often nature observations, and the last two, or “lower phrase”, were for the writer’s thoughts or interpretations.
      It’s a fun form to play with!


  2. Thank you! That’s how it felt in my corner of the globe this year. We went from cold, wet weather to warm and sunny overnight. I had my furnace and fireplace on one night and my windows open the next.

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    1. Yes. My brother lived in NH for a few years. That’s a beautiful part of this country. Winter is not my favorite time of year. I get a little envious of my blogging friends who live in warm climates during those long months. It is beautiful here now though!

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      1. I love it for a while. I like playing with my kids out in the snow, and I love the woods after a deep blanket falls…just the silence of it. I love hours spent curled up in front of my fireplace. About mid-February, I am ready for green leaves and warm air.

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      2. I had a wood FP in my old house, but this house is gas. It’s clean and warm, but I miss the crackle and the smell. Still, it is a fireplace! We were on 10 acres at the old house, and I would spend hours meandering through the woods all year. Those thick snowfalls were my favorite hikes. Also, clear, moonlit nights after a snowfall…so cold, but the snow just sparkled. Worth the frozen nose…

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  3. I just learned the tanka form last month, upon entering a contest for haiku, senryu, and/or tanka. Senryu was new to me too, but I studied each form and tried my hand at them all. Yours is beautiful! I need to keep working. 🙂

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