I’m linking this post to #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry. This is my second week in this challenge. I enjoyed the spirit of this group so much, I had to come back.
I decided to try writing a tanka for this time’s challenge. A tanka is a Japanese poetry form that follows the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure.
The Monsoon rains arrived earlier than usual in Kerala and Mangalore, on the south-west coast of India. However, it is yet to arrive in Mumbai. And as we wait for the rains, the sun continues to rage on, tirelessly.
The sky- miles and miles
Of speckled blue; hard to look
without squinting, beads
of sweat trickle down my face
I long for grey – skies and clouds
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