Daily Archives: August 19, 2011

Child’s Laugh, Waka/Tanka #1

This month’s poetry form from The Purple Treehouse http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/, is the Japanese Waka (or Tanka). In it’s English form, it is written in five lines with syllable counts of 5-7-5-7-7. It is the perfect follow-up for last month’s Haiku. As … Continue reading

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Jinksy in her In Tandem blog, http://jinksy-intandem.blogspot.com/, gives a couple of her paintings as prompts. Simply looking at the one below, paired with the her blog name, stirred something up. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN by Mike Patrick Somewhere between the sea and … Continue reading

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