Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Bells & Past

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly.  I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

 

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for BELLS and PAST.  I used ALARM and BYGONE.  And its about change so that is another box ticked, and it is in the first person so I am thinking I have the structure and subject just about nailed at least.

 

And I have not written about bodily functions, illness, politics or any such thing.  I have stuck to nature, just as our diminutive haiku masters intended.  Oh and this is a Tanka, so a haiku with extra lines because of reasons.


Natures morn’ alarm

Days bygone and days to come

The morning herald

Calling me to the day ahead

My sweet morning concerto

 

Ok so originally I had wanted to write the one below but as I said, serious stuff indeed!

 

Natures morn’ alarm

Days bygone and days to come

The morning herald

Calling me to the day ahead

Shitting all over my car

 

Michael 😊