Hello, beautiful readers! For this week's 24 Seasons Syllabic Poetry Challenge, Colleen Chesebro brings us a new season, Shubun, or Cold Dew in the northern hemisphere. This season runs from October 8th through October 22nd.
The seasonal, or kigo, words focus on Fall images. Here in South Florida, we don't really experience much of that, so I chose to use pumpkin spice as my kigo word since our radio hosts won't shut up about it. 😂 Personally, I'm not a pumpkin spice kind of girl, but I know several people who crave it when this season comes around.
I chose to write another tanka poem. I enjoy writing this form, especially because the pivot line allows for two different images or thoughts. Tanka poems have five lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern.
(courtesy of @TheoCrazzolara on Pixabay)
pumpkin spice is all the rage
Fall season is here
my neighborhood just pretends
no changing leaves this far south
Are you a fan of pumpkin spice? If so, what's your favorite drink? I'd love to hear from you.
Would you like to join us in writing seasonal poetry? Click here.