new moon, a dark time
searching firefly can't find
an answering flash
a single frog by the stream
haunts my night with his croaking
I thought I'd try another tanka for today's poem. A tanka is a syllabic poem like a haiku.
It starts with the 5-7-5 pattern and adds two more 7 syllable lines. So it is 5-7-5-7-7. Unlike haiku that is a nature poem, tankas are poems about love. They were called pillow poems because in early Japan women would write the poems and leave them on their lover's pillow.Would you like to try writing a tanka today? Have a great Saturday.
Children's Poetry Can Help You See.