Carpe Diem – Tanka Shrine #2

At Carpe Diem we are writing tanka today… my favorite short form poetry.

We take our inspiration from the following tanka written by the Japanese poet, Takuboku Ishikawa.

on the white sand
of the beach on a small isle
in the Eastern sea
I, my face streaked with tears,
am playing with a crab

credit: Creative Stash

credit: Creative Stash

and mine:

at the base of the mountain
where once a famous author honeymooned
slowly, I climb
soon I reach a flat rock
and pause to reconsider

Thanks for reading!

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