Hello, beautiful readers! The first full week of school is behind me, and I honestly did not think I would get to this week's #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge. Luckily, I became inspired while sitting at the beach today.
This week, Colleen Chesebro challenged us to use at least one kigo word in our syllabic poem. As Colleen explained, "A kigo is a season word used in haiku and haibun (the haiku portion)." Kigo can include seasonal words, the sky and other elements, landscape, human affairs, animals, and plants.
As I was sitting at the beach today, I sunk my feet in the sand after my second swim to the buoy and back and gazed at the clouds on the horizon. They looked like a painting where light and shadow were used to create texture. I tried to take a picture of it, but it couldn't capture the beautiful art that nature was creating.
I chose to write a haiku with a syllabic pattern of 5-7-5. Haikus contain kigo, or seasonal words. I believe I used a few words that represent kigo below. Haikus are also untitled.