I’m not really sure how three months have gone by since I’ve posted anything on this blog. In the interim we said goodbye to a kitty, worked A LOT, and life happened, too fast, too much, some days. But I do much better when I have some kind of a prompt that encourages me to write. So I’m challenging myself to a new format of a poem, much as I did my haikus last September. For the month of June, I plan to write a daily tanka,  a Japanese poetry format consisting of 31 syllables in five lines—in a 5,7,5,7,7 pattern. The form allows for more emotion than a haiku.  So tomorrow it begins.