I decided to take up the Daily Post’s writing challenge, my first one! Can’t say it was an easy one. I have amateurly attempted Haiku before but never Tanka. Below I write about one of those ordinary days as I head back home from work to reunite with my two boys.
A long day at work
Rain pounding on the windshield
Yet a silent heart
Silver light sieved distances
A double helix of love awaits
Traditional tanka contain five lines instead of haiku’s three, and 31 syllables instead of 17. The structure is that of a haiku followed by two additional lines of seven syllables each: 5-7-5-7-7.