As some know, I like to try hand at various poetic forms from time-to-time. Today’s form is called a Super-Tanka. Hmm, I should probably explain a regular size Tanka form first. *dons professor cap and clears throat*
The Tanka, an Asian poetic form very similar to haiku, is a single stanza, 5 line, non-rhyming poem, with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count pattern per stanza. Thus a Super-Tanka is two Tanka poems where each can stand alone on its on merit, but when put together side-by-side create a complete poem. The greater the subject difference of the individual Tankas from each other, compared to the whole, the better.
That’s what I asked for, cherries jubilee
Because that’s what I wanted, the taste of heated brandy
Wanted to taste it, sweetness set ablaze
Feel it’s texture on my tongue, a most unique concoction
As it slides slow down my throat, dripping with the sweetest cream
Oh, Raivenne. How much do you rock! First, thank you for the dedication … and then thank you for the challenge. But most of all, thank you for the most excellent poem!! When I first started reading your post, I was thinking “double tanka,” two stanzas, one tanka each. Not that that wouldn’t have been impressive, but this … whoa. “sweetness set ablaze, texture on my tongue … so gorgeous.
You’re most welcome, GirlGriot! I look forward to reading the the diamond I know will come from this challenge coal.
I could totally see how each stanza worked alone and then how when brought together there was just so much more. Oh the sweetness in the poem is amazingly making me want that dessert. I think I have had it once and it was so good. It is not really offered at the places I eat, probably not allowed at most of them due to the flames.
Thanks so much for explaining to us about Tanka and a Super-Tanka.
Thanks Mrsupole, sorry I missed seeing this earlier.
Think I’d make a mess of the cherries.
Hahaha, thanks J Cosmo Newbery.
ha…sometimes we know exactly what we want…sounds like tasty stuff ma’am
Yes inded Claudia, yes indeed!
Sweet! Love the poem, too!
* giggle* Thanks Charles.
well now…i am not sure if i am hungry or aroused…and perhaps a bit of both, ha….the sexiness of food anf the food of sexiness….
Hah! Some how, I just KNEW you would be the one to get the full effect of the subtext, Mr. Miller. Thanks.
Nice one ~ I like the taste of heated brandy ~
Thanks you Heaven.
Oh, this whets my appetite nicely!
That’s the idea, Mary.
yum yum yum…now m hungry!!
clever – and the sounds were fun.
And the desert — delicious — thank you.
I’d love to see you pull that off with contrary ideas — here they were the same.
I am a novice — but I tried a similar thing with the nasty shield bugs that came out 2 weeks ago to your “super tantra” (thanx for the poetry lesson!).