Time for another Creative Writing Ink exercise! This week, a tanka, which as far as I can make out is a bit like a haiku in that it’s Japanese and involves lines of 5 and 7 syllables, but is less mean as it gives you two more lines to play with – that’s fourteen whole syllables! I must admit, my first thought when I saw this week’s image was of the Doctor Who episode where the shop mannequins all come alive and start attacking everyone (the blonde one has an evil glint in its eyes if you ask me!) but I’m not sure that was the intended effect so I came up with this instead:
Rain’s pitter patter;
high street bereft of chatter
and frantic spending
as it pours down, unending,
and evening gives way to night.
© Catherine Smith
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