Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #2 Mist

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

We have started with our adventure ... exploring the beauty of Tanka through the "Ten Tanka Writing Techniques" by Teika. Yesterday I shared his first Tanka Writing technique "Mystery and Depth" and today I love to challenge you to create a tanka inspired on Mist by using this first Tanka Writing Technique.

A few days ago it was Halloween, so I thought maybe I have to try to catch this "mystery and depth" in a tanka themed Halloween ... sounds great doesn't it? So here is my response on this prompt mist with the following tanka:

stories told
white witches dancing on the heath
just tendrils of mist
scaring little children
"the boogie-man comes!"

© Chèvrefeuille

White Bitches (In Dutch: Witte Wieven) this is how we call this kind of mist on the heath
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 7th at noon (CET). I will try to post our next episode, rain, later on. For now ... have fun!


  1. Your tanka is evocative, mysterious, reminds me a touch of one of your finest haiku years ago. The word bitches is very very strong in English. Perhaps witches?

  2. Oh, your tanka is intriguing. Thanks for another day of prompts. You are the best!

  3. Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor # 2 Mist:

    mid morning
    still falling
    a drenching mist
    from the lean to shed
    the bleat of lambs