National Poetry Month Day 10 -Tanka

Hey! Hey! Day 10 of national poetry month and I will admit I got stumped for a bit on this one. My friend Teresa shared one of her tanka poems with me the other day and I loved the imagery of nature come to life. I made an attempt at this haiku-esque form. This form is 31 syllables following a 5-7-5-7-7 pattern across 5 lines. Think its easy? Nope. This poem had me taking many breaks to gather my thoughts. But I think I managed something nice for my first Tanka.

Lupine cones gather
bright purple, orange, yellow,
like parishioners
devoted to the warm sun
deep in holy love, prayer

Thanks for reading.

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