Saturday, April 11, 2015

Announcement: Tanka Society of America Celebration of Tanka

Tanka poets and others who enjoy reading tanka, hop on over to the Tanka Society of America (TSA) Facebook page. A new prompt will be posted each week throughout the month of April. From Margaret Chula, TSA president:

National Poetry Month Celebration of Tanka

This week the TSA celebrates its 15th anniversary, so it's fitting that the prompt be "anniversary." You may expand the theme from a pleasant memory—a wedding, birthday, family celebration, graduation—or an observance of something not so pleasant. My tanka below recalls a misfortune with a touch of humor.

anniversary
of last year’s house fire
I bless our new house
with a wand of burning sage—
bucket of water nearby

—Margaret Chula
Always Filling, Always Full

3 comments:

  1. A wonderful tanka. how awful that your house caught fire last year! Hope you were unharmed!

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  2. Hi, Susan. Thanks, but that tanka belongs to Margaret Chula.

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  3. oops! you can just delete my comment then! lol!

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