Washed Away

Eyes up to the sky
Rain falling upon my face
Blending with my tears

Cleansing my iniquities
Mercy’s song filling my soul

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This tanka is in response to Heeding Haiku With HA. Our inspiration: Water.

Take Flight – Tanka

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The sky is open

Can you feel the calling wind

Pushing you forward

 

Purple hues are whispering

Take flight now my sweet darling

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This Tanka is in response to Heeding Haiku With HA: In Flight.

 

Writer’s Pet Peeve

Want to know something that drives me crazy? I can’t stand when people don’t follow the traditional 5-7-5 of Haiku. When I read one that doesn’t have the correct amount of syllables I have to hold my tongue typing hand and refrain from commenting. I realize that the modern haiku doesn’t have to follow the 17 syllables rule, but I do. I just have to repeat to myself, “Creative license, creative license. It will be ok. Just close the post and walk away.” (and no, I don’t always rhyme to myself…ok… that might be a lie.)

It’s just hard for me to let things go ya know?