Poems have always evoked strong emotions in me. The manner in which a few words can lead to such imagery is always fascinating. Introducing tanka, a member of the Japanese classical poetry. It is seemingly the elder brother of haiku and is the theme of this writing challenge. This is me trying my hand at some tanka writing based on some experiences this week.
#A rift that threatens to engulf a long-time friendship
How can I save this
When you don’t want to explain
Whatever you think I did?
Nagging will keep me at bay
Buddy, talking is the only way
#The joy and agony of watching Federer play in the wee hours of the morning
This suspense is killing
Every point seems like an eternity
Why do you do this?
Let victory sweet be yours to claim
Oh Roger, my heart isn’t to maim
#An interpretation of the monsoon rains in the evening
Gather all the gloomy clouds
Push them up above to the sky
And lay in wait patiently.
The skies burst open in response
To the tempest brewing within.