Sunday, March 18, 2012

[FGC #7] The Greatest Tanka Ever Told

The Golden Butterfly

Hidden amongst leaves
is a thistle growing wild
forgotten by all
save a golden butterfly
lost in the dance of summer.

The above is posted in creative response to Write Anything's Form and Genre Challenge #7.  The tanka is new for me but, having lived in Japan, the haiku form of 5-7-5 which is a part of it is not.  Dusted off a little something old, added a little something new.  Tinkered again.  Posted for you.  Maybe you like.  I have a sweet affinity for the golden butterfly dancing around that thistle....


The Elephant's Child said...

Love it. That is a truly evocative piece. Thank you.

Storm Dweller said...

I love the imagery in this. It's simply beautiful.

Jan Brown said...

Gorgeous. Really gorgeous.

Barbara @ de rebus said...

Beautifully crafted! The image of the lone thistle, suddenly made beautiful and unforgettable by a single butterfly. Love it!

Paul said...

True talents, hidden or not, will always be found.