Carpe Diem,Tanka Shrine #1

Carpe Diem’s Tanka Shrine #1, “Small footprints” by Marika Kitakubo



This month’s Tanka is written by:


Mariko Kitakubo

fine snow
of New Year’s Day,
small footprints
lead to grandma’s gate
before the shrine
The goal is, as it is at the Carpe Diem Specials, to write a Tanka in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given..Here is my inspired Tanka.

Smile wreathed in wrinkles
greets another,sparkling new
coos and gurgles mix-
Grandma’s gnarled finger held tight
Baby’s love her New year gift!