#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #254 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #SpecificForm #Tanka
Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Tanka Prose.
You can find Colleen’s post HERE.
I wanted to bracket my prose paragraph with a Tanka either side. It’s entitled:
When you feel grumpy
For no obvious reason
You try to cajole
Yourself to a better mood
Stuck with codeine hangover
In the dark of night, when you cannot sleep, and the pain finds creative ways to heighten the torture, you sometimes seek relief in medication. Even while knowing the morning will bring a headache and regret. For hours, you’ve held out. Remained stubborn. Eventually, you cave. … was it worth it? Having written this poem, I felt it would work better in a circle. We all know that relentless merry-go-round, I’m sure. Where you want to get off, but it spins too fast, the horse leaps too high, and you struggle to make the leap.
Relentless pointless ceaseless
Agonised muscles and nerves
Stop you from making the leap