It’s the Saturday Lucky Dip over at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Today we are asked to create a Tanka, a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

blood orange moon hangs

over the bayou; Spanish

moss sways its slow dance

old Gypsy scries in a trance —

her smile jagged like barbed wire



Blood Orange Moon (


2 thoughts on “Vadima

Tell it like it is

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.