Storm Season (a somonka)

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Storm season has come:
I’ve got my head in the clouds.
When the wind changes,
We’ll go out, tornado chase,
and find the thrill of our lives!

Spring winds spin vanes, it’s
April in Oklahoma.
Clouds are my bedsheets;
Thunder croons my lullaby–
It’s storm season, after all.

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POETIC FORM: Somonka

The somonka is a Japanese form. In fact, it’s basically two tankas written as two love letters to each other (one tanka per love letter). This form usually demands two authors, but it is possible to have a poet take on two personas. Click here for a refresher on the tanka.

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FORM DIAGRAM:

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POEM A DAY APRIL 2015 – PROMPT:

“For today’s prompt, write a seasonal poem. This should be a snap for haiku poets; after all, inserting seasonal words is a rule for the form. However, you don’t have to write haiku to write a poem that references or happens in one of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Pick a season or include them all.”

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