Already roses

This is Andrew Griffin showing how you write tanka, how you write poetry. Note how the word “invasive” acts as a keystone and a linchpin; everything both depends and turns on its rhyme with the unspoken word “pervasive.”

tankawanka

first-rose-of-summer

Already roses
Give us their problematic
Perfume—invasive
Overpowering proof of
Summer’s presence—your absence

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To read all the Tanka, and writing about Tanka, please click here.

To read Songs about Sex, Death & Cicadas by Andrew Grimes Griffin, just click on the link. To download a pdf, right click on the link and select “Save link as…”

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I'll mumble for ya. Poetry, plus most things quantifiable: science, neuroscience, memory, epistemology, baseball. And so on.
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