My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


Autumn Light and Words….

autumn leaves tau ku

….and a ???

When I was participating at a lot of poetry prompt blogs, years ago, this poetry style (with two syllables for the  second line) was one of my favorites.

Now, I can’t remember the name of that particular poetry form.

Any ideas?

Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy this encore!

PS:  I found the answer, right after I wrote this post, 😉 it’s called, Tau-Ku, you can read more about this type of poetry HERE.

Wishing You a Wonderful Week!


A Tanka Moment: Summer, In Full Bloom

I haven’t written a tanka poem for a while.

If you aren’t familiar with this form of poetry, tanka uses a : 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.

I enjoy these as they are a bit of a challenge.

Hope you enjoy this summer tanka too!

Also submitted for :  dVerse Poets. Thanks Brian. 🙂


PS from February 2012: This post from 2009, has been getting daily hits in recent weeks so I thought I’d try the WP reblog feature again. This was my first attempt at Tanka poetry. Waiting for the big thaw to begin! Happy Spring. It’s on the way. 🙂

My Poetic Path


This is my first attempt at Tanka  poetry. I hope I followed all the “rules” LOL.

Wishing you are all a wonderful day and here’s hoping that spring is arriving where you are. What a renewing time of year! 🙂

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A Tanka Moment: Happiness Daisies


This one is for you Teri.

Thanks for all the beautiful daisies that you share.

I’m still working on  and reading about Tanka poetry. It can be deceptively simple.

Unlike a haiku, tanka poems should actually be one continuous thought, written in 5 lines. Syllables of: 5, 7,5,7,7.

If you’ve never tried writing a tanka poem, you might enjoy it. It’s can be challenging.

And a lot of fun too, with the right subject to start with! 😉