Kerry, over at The Garden, shared artworks by Kaoro Kawano and Henri Rousseau. Then, she invited us to paint some tanka. I, of course, could not refuse such a noble call. So, after some serious grinning, I crafted the bit below.
She breathed crimson tales
of wild wants and wicked grins,
never fearing death.
Chant her words into your world
and her soul will dance in bliss.
the wee notes…
– Yesterday was Plan Your Epitaph Day, and my birthday was 2 days ago. So… celebrating with a poetic epitaph makes complete sense.
– I’ve been writing tanka without capitalization. Today, I felt like trying something new.
– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Kerry Says ~ Let’s Paint a Picture.
“Dream” (1950), by Kaoru Kawano