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#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August

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Lilies in August

Caged underground to
bright-petaled divas preening,
their faces sunward.

They call their many suitors,
who crawl, run, and fly to them.

Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Saturday Mix.  Sarah says:
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tanka. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tanka?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Tanka
Tanka is 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)

 

14 thoughts on “#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August

  1. A fun form to work with – there’s much to say about lilies… their allure!
    I have tiger lily that bloom in the spring. I like the black dots on the orange petals.

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