Sunday, October 21, 2012

Not a Single Star

     I was invited by Ed Bremson to join another group in Facebook called Five Line Poems. For my first post, I wrote this before I went to bed.

not a single star
speaks to me tonight
but all these poems
I tuck under my pillow
with a smile

     It was quite liberating writing this poem because all I had to do was write a poem with five lines. I didn't have to  stick to the rules of a good tanka, a kind of poetry I need to learn more about. 
     You may read comments on my poem here. If you think you'd like to join us, check out Five Line Poems.


  1. Dear Chrissie, Thanks for this tanka tonight... You have no idea how much I needed a smile to sleep on after the last couple of months! It's a tanka in my book as far as I'm concerned.... Tanka was written originally from the heart.

  2. Awww... You're more than welcome. I should be the one thanking you because you made me feel good after reading this post. Whenever my work means something to another, I feel that I had accomplished one good thing for the day.
    Telling me that this poem is also a tanka makes it even more special. Hope you sleep good tonight. :-)