It had been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute.
—Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito
Big bouncing balls
Kin to kitsune
For human games
Saucy cane rapper
Deals the cards
Laid back fun
Belly hand drum
From the forest
At your door
Youkai are creatures from Japanese folklore.
Kitsune are fox spirits.
Information about the tanuki taken from here.
I first learned of the tanuki after one featured prominently in Tom Robbins’ book, Villa Incognito. It is featured in Nintendo’s Mario games where a “tanooki suit” may be worn. Tanuki also star in the 1994 Studio Ghibli film, “Pom Poko.”
Mish is today’s host for dVerse. Mish says:
Find a way to incorporate the word “drum” or a derivative of the word into your quadrille. Your poem can be any form and must be exactly 44 words, not including the title.