Tanka #1

I’m playing around with verse, which I’ve avoided writing most of my life.  I’m starting with the Japanese tanka, which has a 5-7-5-7-7 line structure.  Nice, short and a little restrictive.

Anyway, it’s no good if you keep it hidden, so here’s my first.  More to come, I hope.

Has the rain begun?
Its drops are invisible.
They fall without sound.
I see you walking alone,
an umbrella in your hand.

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One Response to Tanka #1

  1. That’s quite beautiful.

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