Tag: tanka

Backed into a corner

To follow the crowd Is an easy way to live Yet is never best Backs you into a corner Always think outside the box Tanka is a Japanese 31-syllable poem traditionally written as a single, unbroken line. English versions are usually divided into a 5-line form with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count.

praying mantis

Preying mantis

Gullible people Food for praying mantis Eating their liver With fava beans and a nice Chianti, while off their meds *Praying mantis eat their prey while it's alive; fava beans, liver, and red wine are listed as verboten foods for people taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. The combination is potentially fatal. Anyone who is prescribed MAOIs ...

box of wooden toys

Toy box

Years pass too quickly Tiny blocks and wooden tops Childhood mementos Paint fades, memories ne’er will Kept safe in a mother’s heart