Friday, June 20, 2014

Carpe Diem Tanka Shrine #4

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:

the night is long
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
Well ... it's up to you to write a new Tanka in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one by Lenard D. Moore. Have fun! NOW OPEN for your submissions until July 15th at noon (CET).

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