Friday, June 6, 2014

A gift

a gift
of lion earrings
from the suitor
who kept insisting
I was a mouse

red lights, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2014

9 comments:

  1. The subtle irony made me smile. So much story & character packed into 5 lines!

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  2. A funny, ironic haiku is a senryu; what do we call a funny, ironic tanka?

    Adelaide

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  3. Thanks, Jenny and Adelaide.

    Some people call it a kyoka. :)

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  4. A very different form but lovely expression.

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  5. Hi, Vandana. A growing number of us have become rather addicted to this brief form that has its roots in Japan. The love of tanka seems to have spread all over the globe; it's being written in a number of languages.

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    1. thank you, Susan! it's a true story. ;)

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