Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a a new Tanka Splendor episode. It has been a while but I will try to publish here on a regular base a challenge for you to create Tanka, that beautiful short poem of five lines that once started as a love poem in which secret lovers could reach eachother.
Today I love to challenge you to create a Tanka full of love inspired on the theme “summer heat”. Summer, in my opinion, is the season of love outside e.g. love on the beach or skinny dipping after a long hot summer day. So … go for it … create a summer tanka full of love.
Lilies of the valley
their sweet perfume makes me drowsy
hot summer night
between silken sheets her warmth
This Tanka Splendor episode is NOW OPEN for your responses and will remain open until July 22nd at noon (CEST). Have fun … create your love poem in the form of a Tanka and share it with us all.