today’s scribble (04/22/22) Day 21&22 #napowrimo #haiku #photoprompt #tanka

Even though I am not following the prompts, I am attempting to write more poetry especially since this is poetry month.

Today I will attempt to write a haiku, following Colleen’s instructions.

early spring dawned
overwhelming elation
hummingbirds buzz me

I will also submit for the #tankatuesday challenge for this week-#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt. I will write a tanka.

tanka : 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure, or s-l-s-l-l. Tanka consists of 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet. The third line is considered your “pivot,” but let it happen anywhere, or exclude it. It is not mandatory. If you use a pivot, the meaning should apply to the first two lines, as well as the last two lines of your tanka. Tanka is untitled and do not rhyme.
deep under the sea
I’m told dolphins and others
swim grouped together -
I want to go deep down too,
alone, to discover me

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

36 thoughts on “today’s scribble (04/22/22) Day 21&22 #napowrimo #haiku #photoprompt #tanka

      1. I am more than less a Northerner, but I was born in the South – which puts ‘Rebel’ as my ‘middle’ name ;D

        I was a Tom-boy and always was a ‘quiet’ rule breaker… no harm to others. But always questioning. I am not a fashionista. So yes, I think you ‘get’ the picture 😀

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      1. 🙂
        When some of us were taught American 575 haiku in school – we weren’t taught Kigo at all. So I would say I’m not really breaking rules I never had to deal with. Which is why sometimes I’ll say my writing is American Style of a Japanese form.

        Like fashion… for me anyway… I am Scarlett O’hara… and I just don’t give a darn about restrictive societal rules. So I’ll never belong to a poetic society that isn’t flexible.

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      2. I can understand some ‘rules’ but even the Japanese rules seem to change. So why hang on to out-dated modes.

        That being said… some manners need to be established for all. Not just some. And respect needs honoring across the board.

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      3. Yes, I agree. But being flexible is also good.
        Occcasionally (anyway) one needs to know and perhaps understand the ‘rules’ in order change them 🙂

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  1. Great haiku, Ruth! And I love your tanka. I’ve been scuba diving several times, and there is a power beneath the ocean that silences your thoughts and allows you to just be. Your last lines reminded me of that peace. 🙂

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