In keeping with National Poetry Month, here's a fun poetic form to try...
A somonka is a ten line Japanese poetic form where one poet creates the first stanza and another poet completes the poem by writing a second stanza.
Both stanzas follow the "tanka" form by writing five lines with designated syllable lengths in each. The pattern is 5/7/5/7/7.
Here is my first stanza:
Cautious spiders roam
The silver tinted living-room
Sly fingers gossip
Sip smoky teas and secrets
Dry-eyed sea dragons set ablaze
Please respond by completing the poem!