#Tanka 25 — 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. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. 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™‚


    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™‚


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


  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˜„

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