planting poet-tree

 

time to plant a poet-tree

gently dig a loamy hole

water roots creatively

fertilize with wit and soul

 

nurtured by attentive love

sapling poet-tree will grow

spread out branches, shelter dove

harvest of ripe fruits bestow

 

 

 


The tanaga form is part of an oral tradition going back to the early 16th century (eg. Twinkle, twinkle little star). It comes in stanzas of four lines with seven syllables per line. It often rhymes, even rhyming each line of a stanza on the same rhyme sound, but it can have variable rhyme patterns. It can also have more than one stanza. Frank hosts tanaga prompt at dVerse Poets.

autumn fullness

photo credit:  “wet leaves” by David Slotto,  featured at dVerse  (too late to link post)

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color-full ideas

ripen with passing season

inspiration rains/reigns

poet living inside head

forgets to water houseplants

savour the journey

 
each of us

chooses our own

pace on this

journey of life

 

some people rush by in a frantic hurry to get ahead of the rest

 

the poets

among

us,

start and stop,

pausing

to

admire

the weed that

blooms

in the

sidewalk

crevice.

 


Grace interviews one of dVerse Poets  founders, Brian Miller, and offers quadrille prompt on word, “journey”. 

un(rap) it!

 

hey yo, poet

ah wanna know (no,no)

do ya know it?

see startin’ today (say yay)

it’s Na Po Wri Mo!

oh… say it mo’ slow?

sho’… Na–Po–Wri–Mo

so now that ya know it

just go fo’ it, poet!

 

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April is National Poetry Writing Month!

–and yes, i’m an april fool 🙂