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 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)