Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day #7

Today's prompt was to write a humorous love poem using the tanka form. I found this pretty hard. Normally, I like forms, but this was hard for me. I wasn't supposed to use punctuation, but this needed it. I wasn't able to stick with the syllabic form of 5/7/5/7/7, but that wasn't required. I do want to try this form again, but with a different subject matter.

If you greet me with roses,
there will be no second date.
You show up with a houseplant,
call it a housewarming gift--
I end up keeping you both.

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins
April 7, 2010


Wayne Pitchko said...

nice job Marcie.....thanks for sharing

Rallentanda said...

I never got a house plant.Explains a lot!Good one.

Alan Summers said...

Enjoyed! You've used the tanka genre to create a really neat poem. Look forward to seeing more tanka or tankalike poems from now on, you have a gift for them!


one more believer said...

interesting philosophy... food for thought... erotic engine

Cara Holman said...

I prefer houseplants too. :) Fun tanka.