Friday, April 12, 2013

DAY 11: Tanka (5-7-5-7-7)

a poem based on syllables, with the pattern being 5-7-5-7-7. They work best when those final two 7-syllable lines contain a sort of turn or surprise that the first three lines might not wholly anticipate.



As I sit in my room, searing in the heat of Delhi summer, I write this Tanka - 


Summer spell, hot
Room sizzling Cauldron pot
Can not tolerate
Let me rush to pizza hut
To indulge in cheesy bites






12 comments:

  1. Would love to do that and a sundae with it :)

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    1. Ha ha, very true Saru, due to syllable limitation could not mention about sundae! :)

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  2. Nicely written. :)

    First time hearing about Tanka.

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    1. Thanx Ajay. Good to know, you can visit napowrimo.net for more info. :)

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  3. Here, Chennai is like that and I would like to go your way.

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  4. That's a yummy thought Kislaya. Nice one. Don't forget the mustard sauce of pizza hut. :)

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  5. Very well put,epcially the searing heats of delhi and the cheesy indulgence of pizza,yumm!!!!

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