Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Miss Rumphius's Poetry Stretch

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. ~Carl Sandburg

And today I had to dig deep to find some invisible keepsakes as it's Miss Rumphius' poetry stretch again. This week she has challenged poets to write a tanka.

In short, a tanka is a Japanese form of poem written in 5/7/5/7/7, but there are variations. She explains them well at her blog.

I wrote mine this week from the picture below as I like to write poetry inspired by a photo. Photo from Google Images.

Alone. Surrounded

Soles sink in smooth, soft, soothing, sand

One with music

Notes exposed--on the the wings of wind

An ocean's magic carpet--Surrounded. Alone.

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