Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GATHER and SOFT

A Tanka kinda doo-da

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 when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka 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 GATHER and SOFT.  I used COLLECT and SQUIDGY.

Years take their toll

Naked he collects his girth

sweating and squidgy

She sighs and turns out the light

smiling thinks of his brother

Okay so I never took it that seriously this week.  Sorry Colleen, I shall try harder next time it’s been a long week…:)


Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

8 thoughts on “Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GATHER and SOFT”

  1. LOL! This is a marvelous Tanka. This is your voice so don’t hold that back! You know what I love most about this poem? It’s real. I can feel the man’s self consciousness and I can feel the woman desiring another… her brother in law. Wow. There is so much going on in this poem. EXCELLENT! ❤


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