Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Original Poem: Somonka

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!

1 comment:

  1. A creaking rocker
    From the corner reminds us
    Generations past
    Have learnt from Life great lessons
    That we can only hope to.