Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's a while ago that I published a Carpe Diem Tanka Shrine episode. Well ... here it is ... the new episode (with a new logo). And I hope to bring Tanka (another nice Japanese poetry-form) a bit more into our Haiku Kai with this feature.
The goal is to write a tanka (5-7-5-7-7) inspired on the given tanka. It's similar with our CD Specials in which I give mostly a haiku by another haiku-poet for your inspiration. By the way ... our next CDHK-month will be an exciting one I think, because all our regular prompts will be haiku written by the classical haiku-poets.
I have found a wonderful Tanka written by Lenard D. Moore at AHA-Poetry (Jane Reichhold's website), but I couldn't retrieve an emailadress or something to ask permission to use it. So I hope Lenard that you don't mind that I have used your Tanka. I have linked it back to Jane's website
Here is the Tanka for your inspiration:
a tavern just off the road
with only one car,
but the man and woman hug
to the song on the jukebox
Lenard D. Moore
|Credits: Christine Jayne - The Old Bell Tavern|