Once a Chink of Blue


once a chink of blue

scraped by snow-capped mountains fell

from an icy sky –

a child caught hold of its wish

fulfilling gem and then


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1211 The 14th Dalai Lama, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And to finish, here’s the Spencer Davis Group –

2 thoughts on “Once a Chink of Blue

    • Thanks, Chèvrefeuille. I still feel a bit out of my depth regarding tanka technique, really. I remember you included an excellent post by Jane about writing tanka – I wish I knew where to find that post… 🙂

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