Posted tagged ‘take a hike poem’


November 17, 2013



I can make the moon rise
Again and again
Just by walking
This darkening hill
But you do not come home
No matter how I climb

Japanese forms are (no pun intended) very foreign to me but a wonderful series of articles at With Real Toads has emboldened me to post the (maybe) tanka above. Photo taken iPhone, which just goes to show that (to my mind) the best camera is the one you’ve got in your hand. I may post a series of the passing cars as it is very hard for me to pick a favorite of the different pix. Check out the great articles and tanka at with real toads.

Ps– I did not try for syllabic count so do not know if these can count as tanka.