Thunder Tanka

[Picture: Decorative initial letter ``T'' from 16th Century]This is another cheat. A reprint from a post I did for last year's A to Z:

Before we begin, I feel like I have to explain what a tanka is. Long story short it's like the better known haiku, except instead of a 5-7-5 count the tanka uses a 5-7-7-5-5 syllable count. Enjoy.

Thunder rumbles and
rolls through the hills as rain pounds
on the roof, gurgling in
the gutters and splashing
on worn stone walkways


  1. I like that. Sparse writing has always appealed to me and you do it wonderfully.

  2. Nice one - and I learned something new as well. Tanka.

  3. Ooh, I like it. That resonates. A visit from an A-Zer. Cheers!

  4. That was great. I didn't know the term -- seems I'm learning quite a few poetry terms during this Challenge.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

  5. Thank you for introducing me to a new word. And I thought your Tanka was beautiful. And I love this theme idea for your A-Z challenge.

    We are almost done! This is my first year and I am enjoying it. I look forward to more of your posts.




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