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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

3WW Tanka

On Three Word Wednesday Bone posts three (or more) words. The mission is to write something using all of those words. It can be a few lines, a story, a poem, anything... Today, those words are: Initial ~ Knock ~ Weather and I've chosen to write a tanka.

with no warning knock
spring's initial breeze blows in
loosens winter freeze
soothes and softens, wafts away
weather of the icy heart

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Shephard said...

Very fluid and breezy, just like the spring winds you're writing about. I love the flow of it. I like the image of it loosening winter's freeze.


Jo said...

Gorgeous.......the images, the rhythm, the perfect containment.

charles said...

WOW! nice work tumblewords!

and, i looked up "tanka" and learned something new!!


Clare said...

Hi Sue! Beautiful tanka! I love the spring breeze each year and the promise of warm weather.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't sure what a tanka is - had to look it up. I'm not very familiar with all the different types of writing.

But I like this one. The flow of the words are so well done.

sister AE said...

I tried a tanka, too. But it looks like we picked opposite ends of the year.

Yours is beautiful, as is your artwork.

Truefaith1963 said...

That was really evocative!
March winds..
Now I have to go learn about Tanka!

poefusion said...

Your tanka makes me want to explore Spring again. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece and artwork. I wish I could be half as talented as you. Keep up the good work.

Have a nice night.

Bone said...

So many of us went with fall and winter this week. Spring is a nice change. It does seem to appear abruptly, like one day I wake up and winter is suddenly gone.

Jujee said...

I enjoyed reading the tanka, it was lucid and lingering.

I wasn't familiar with tankas and looked it up. This definition particularly applied to your poem:
"tanka poems evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality"

TC said...

What exactly is a tanka?

I like spring... I don't want to think of winter yet, so I'll skip straight to spring :)

P.S. Sorry I didn't get to this sooner: I didn't get mine posted until tonight and I typically don't read any other's until I post mine :)