The Gift – #Tanka

Pyschodelic Music

If you’re down and blue
I will write a song for you
For your ears alone
This small gift I’ll give to you
To repay the seeds you’ve sown

I don’t know if this is technically a Tanka.  It has the 5-7-5-7-7 scheme and the last two lines are stand alone (maybe), but it is a bit different….

Anyway, this was written for Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge.  The key words for the week were “Gift” and “Song”.

23 thoughts on “The Gift – #Tanka

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY” – ✨The Fairy Whisperer ✨Colleen Chesebro✨

            1. trentpmcd Post author

              To be 100% truthful, 99% of my music is instrumental and most of my poetry is just written as poetry. But I do occasionally set some to music and have written melodies based on words that weren’t part of the finished instrumental composition.

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  2. charlypriest

    Apart from writting very good, you said blue eyes so thank you to give me this present. Yooooo! Don’t get to excited.
    By the way I only know th haiku wich if 5-7 and five.

    It might sound stupid, I can also read it in google, but what is this called?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Charly. More like blue “I” than blue eye, but then again…

      The form is a tanka. In ways it is like taking a haiku and then adding a tag with two lines of 7 each onto the end. The way I’ve been doing it, the haiku part is descriptive while the last two lines sum up/explain the haiku. This was a little different, just because it was what I wanted to write.

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