#Tanka 25 — Camellia

camellia

Transient glory,
this Camellia moment:
better here than not.
Remember that day she wore
her red-flowered poplin dress.

#

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this poetic form, you might like to read my earlier post at https://sarahpotterwrites.com/2012/12/07/tanka-3-a-brief-guide-to-the-31-syllable-poetic-form/ and then perhaps have a go at composing a tanka of your own. Please do feel free to post links to your poems in “comments” to this post.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

8 thoughts on “#Tanka 25 — Camellia”

  1. Saturday morning
    at my desk, reading your words.
    They cause me sweet distraction.
    Alas, I must break this spell
    for my garden waits for me…

    Hey now! That was fun, even if my comment was a bit cheesy. Hope you have a pleasant day Sarah. Happy Easter. πŸ™‚

    Like

    1. I missed this comment. Sorry, Phil. You must have wondered what I meant by the rest of your tanka being invisible (probably thought I was insulting you!). I must admit to having been confused by you saying you’d messed up line 3, when I’d overlooked the original. It’s a great tanka. Thank you for your contribution πŸ™‚

      Like

      1. No worries Sarah. I didn’t think you were insulting me at all. I was just confused – a common condition with me… πŸ˜€

        Like

  2. “Remember that day she wore
    her red-flowered poplin dress”

    And we are talking about flowers in a dress here ….beautifully thought of 😍😍

    Visit my blog πŸ˜„

    Liked by 1 person

Please comment, whatever your planet of origin.

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 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.