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.


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