Azure captures dawn
Respite’s freezing finale
I really must go
Find me under the blankets
Whisper the holiday back
Syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7
“…One of the oldest Japanese forms, tanka originated in the seventh century, and quickly became the preferred verse form not only in the Japanese Imperial Court, where nobles competed in tanka contests, but for women and men engaged in courtship. Tanka’s economy and suitability for emotional expression made it ideal for intimate communication; lovers would often, after an evening spent together (often clandestinely), dash off a tanka to give to the other the next morning as a gift of gratitude.”
A well suited poetry form for poets who write of love, I think. I personally find the Tanka form adorable. What a childlike awe I’ve found writing this way and I’ve welcomed it.
Love is sweet, I’d say. Simple, in its invaluable importance.
Off to enjoy my final day of the holiday break. Teachers in southern Texas shall all inhale together and hold that breath until Spring Break.
It is freezing outside today. I am thrilled. Allows me to feel closer to my childhood in the Midwest.
Actually, more than that, cold weather reminds me of how much I adore the romanticism it brings along. Brrr…