Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
The Poetry Princesses are starting off 2017 with somonka, two combined Japanese tanka written in a love poem/response form. What better way to start off a new year than with some love?
Still, with the end of a year, and Maddie heading back to Scotland, goodbyes have been on my mind. So I decided to write my somonka as a poem between Jack and Maddie. It’s really meant for Jack’s tanka to come first, but I couldn’t make that work with the picture. And it also should really be shown as one 10-line poem. But that didn’t work, either. What can I say? Love breaks the rules!
I created this on my phone and kind of in a hurry. I didn’t realize until I saw it larger that it’s hard to read part of Jack’s tanka–line 4 says, “I’m twitching legs, drooling dreams.”
We’ve been in a bit of a scramble, so I will be visiting my Poetry Sisters to see what they wrote–and I hope you will, too!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
And don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Linda over at Teacher Dance. Don’t miss the lovely Rilke poem she’s sharing!