Day 8 Poems- Waka

Day 8 Poems:  Dancing Ravens & Muse’s Last Word

Today is the 8th day for 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWriMo challenge.  For these, I was inspired by the 11th c. Japanese form waka – 5 lines, syllables in the pattern of  5-7-5-7-7.  This form predates its shorter cousin, haiku of 5-7-5.

My topics are an awesome trip to the coast on a very windy day.  And stress; how will I finish all the new songs & lyrics in time before leaving for Texas next week to finish recording?   Shorter poems will help  😉

Dancing Ravens

East of the ocean
Cyprus groves erase blue sky
hugging close the road.
Surfing ravens, restless wind
So close, black eyes show white foam.

Muse’s Last Word

So many outcomes
In the journey of a dream~
but half way, you shout
“why think about so many
when there is only Texas!”

Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

5 thoughts on “Day 8 Poems- Waka”

  1. I like these two waka (“Japanese poem”), aka tanka (“short poem”). 🙂

    Of course, being a Mississippi girl, I’d probably have to rework the last line of your second one… 😉

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