It is #TankaTuesday, and Colleen Chesebro has another prompt for us. This week she asks that participants include three particular phrases in a three stanza dodoitsu, a form of Japanese poetry, following a 7-7-7-5 syllable count pattern. The three phrases are:
- early winter dusk
- chilly north winds blow
- warmth around the hearth
In my locale, it's mighty chilly right now. So, it was easy for me to relate to each of the assigned phrases. My poem is below. I hope you enjoy it.