Thursday, April 08, 2010

NaPoWriMo #8: Love Tanka

I read somewhere that Zsa Zsa Gabor once said "I know nothing about love, I was always married". Sometimes I feel like that too - having been married to the same man for almost forty years (gulp!), I don't seem to have a great store of romantic incidents to draw on. It's not that there is no love, but everyday steady love is different from "crazy head over heels roller coaster ride falling in and out of love" love. And I don't want to write endlessly about forty year old stories. (I'd rather write about two hundred year old events!)

So, faced with the prompt to write a tanka based on an amusing love incident, what could I write? I hope the following is at least mildly amusing.

(And if it's not, then there are still 22 more days to go)

(All NaPoWriMo poems have now been removed for possible editing and submissions. Contact me if you would like to read them.)

6 comments:

Greg O'Connell Poet in Schools said...

"declares/discarded" nice echo from the tree. =)

thelaughinghousewife said...

I loved this, especially the last two lines. Perfect.

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Derrick said...

Maybe you should leave the porch light on, Catherine?!

Dan Rako said...

I had this fur-lined glove once...

Never mind. Great work!

poemblaze said...

Funny! I like.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done Catherine