Welcome to the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest! Hosted by Chel Owen’s.
- Joanne Fisher won the crown last time round; she’s suggested a Theme of what one might find in one’s pocket. The form? A tanka.
Tanka poems are not difficult. The master, of course, is Colleen Chesebro, mother of Tanka Tuesday. Like haiku, there are syllables involved. The pattern for a tanka is 5-7-5-7-7. “Tanka consist of 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet” (more information, below).
- The Length is five lines.
- A tanka does not rhyme.
- Ah; just make it terrible!Cause Gollum to regret he ever asked what was in there -even for the chance of some nice, juicy poet-meat.
- Rating: PG or cleaner. I don’t know what you keep in your pockets, but I’m betting it’s no edgier than lint or a cell phone these days.
In my pocket.
Sticky sweet wrapper
Impaled upon my house keys
Rusty safety pin
Half a snotty ripped tissue
One dip means messy fingers.