I discovered the Japanese poetry form of tanka several years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite styles of poem to write. It took much longer to realize that I was not writing it correctly; I still foul it up frequently to honest! Anyway, this week I stumbled across a new tanka challenge and wanted to participate so over the last few days I have worked this one out.

Moonlit skies above

Sprinkled with starry glitter

Hope springs fresh and new

Hours away from dawning anew

Tomorrow holds a fresh start

Written for Silver’s Tanka Challenge.


  1. Greg, I am so happy to see you found your way to my Tanka challenge. I loved your poem and I have a great visual of your words in my mind. Tomorrow does hold a fresh start! Well done my friend. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s