Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 12: tanka

It seems I'm not much good at posting these poems everyday but I'm determined not to fall behind as badly as I did with the blogging challenge.

The prompt from NaPoWriMo day 11 (Day 12 for me) was to write a tanka. Although this is a structured poem, it is, at least, a structure I'm more comfortable with because it is based solely on syllables rather than rhyme. A tanka has five lines with a syllable structure of 5-7-5-7-7. Here's my attempt.

Shadow betrayal

Over my shoulder
I glimpse a form that follows
my path in the sun.
My shadow is not my friend,
it is a secret agent.

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