Garden Awakening Tanka

“Iglish”: palm-burst noise
City garden cries havoc
Blunt carpe diem
Inbred posturing front rows
Masks of covetous fury.

The English tanka form has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structure and is written from the poet's point of view.
Update: I think I counted right on a do-over of the second and third lines a day later and a tanka shorter! 😅 
For Colleen's Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge and Cee's FOTD challenge.

10 thoughts on “Garden Awakening Tanka”

        1. Colleen, Just realized I completely messed up the tanka count in the 2nd and 3rd lines (now corrected) 😅 and you were probably too kind to say so! 🙂 Seriously, I can use all the help I can get in this art form!

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