Sarah Potter Writes

Pursued by the Muses of prose and poetry

#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 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.

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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™‚


    • Gaa!!! Messed up line 3. Let’s change it to: “They distract me so.”


    • 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™‚


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


  2. Beautiful, Sarah. πŸ™‚


  3. “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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