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Another One-off From the PAD Challenge

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It’s that time of year again.  Not that turkeys, football, and pumpkin pies are passing before my eyes, but the Poem-a-Day Challenge.  I consider myself a salty veteran of the engagement anymore, this being my fourth year attempting it.  Each year presents its difficulties, and this year’s is that I’m so busy and stressed with school that I can barely find time to scratch out a few thoughts.  Still, I soldier on.  Part of the lesson each year, too, boils down to seeing how much time you have that you don’t use that you could use to write.  There’s the strange phenomenon, too, of producing some things you’re happy with even though you rushed that shit through when you started it.

Anyhow, it’s all blah-blah-blah angsty writery bullshit.  So one of the prompts last week was to write a sonnet or other traditional form, or write an anti-sonnet or anti-other traditional form.  I decided to write a tanka and wasn’t too displeased with the results.  I’ve written these before and even posted them on The Seeker, so it’s not a strange form to me.  I missed the two-way flexibility the third line is supposed to embody, but I not too concerned with that.  It’s seasonal, too!

Leaves
Green then yellow then
red then brown before tumbling
to the cold, wet ground.
We should all be so vibrant
surrendering to the fall.

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Written by seeker70

November 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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