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Planting Flags on Foreign Shores

A Tanka

By Matthew FrommPublished 18 days ago 1 min read
Planting Flags on Foreign Shores
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Ink on contracts dries

Oh, we nameless faces rejoice!

A new spring now dawns


The price of televisions

I no longer watch the trees



While I will make no claim of expertise, and for those unaware, a Tanka is a 31 syllable poem in which the seven syllable couplet at the end is a response to the preceding haiku/senryu.

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Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to write it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wishing to be found.

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  • Cyrus8 days ago

    How every land gets colonised lol

  • The Dani Writer17 days ago

    This is a level of complication I was totally unprepared for! I'm still stunned as I had not heard of a Tanka and the related structure format before, but I was blown away by your crafting of it...and I am in awe.

  • You executed this brilliantly. Loved your Tanka. I've written a Tanka too but I've not published it yet hehehe

  • Rebecca Patton17 days ago

    Ah yes, while technology may be entertaining, we can't forget about nature. Good job!

  • D. A. Ratliff17 days ago

    I am unfamiliar with Tanka, but I love this style and your message. I love poetry and would love to write it, but it is beyond my skills. Very nicely done.

  • Hannah Moore17 days ago

    I'm feeling bowed by an article I read about our climate trajectory today, and reading this with that in my heart.

  • Paul Stewart18 days ago

    Oh love the form and the words. Well done, Matthew!

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