It’s the Lucky Dip Saturday Mix over at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Today we are to write a Somonka:

The somonka is a Japanese form. In fact, it’s basically two tankas written as two love letters to each other (one tanka per love letter). This form usually demands two authors, but it is possible to have a poet take on two personas. Click here for a refresher on the tanka.

You’ll never leave her

But oh, how I wished and prayed

we’d be together.

You must grow a backbone

learn to stand up for yourself!



O, pshaw, pshaw!

I packed my things this morning

and left her for good,

But not for you, I’m afraid.

How’s that for backbone, my dear?

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