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. Thank you, Colleeen! I’ll take credit for the poem, but my pup and the garden are in and under better hands than mine 🙂 Love the opportunity to stretch into tanka Tuesday!

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        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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