The Fruit of Summer

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Caress the soft skin;

Breathe in the heady fragrance;

Taste heaven, taste warm;

Nectar dripping like honey

Onto the tongue, down the chin.

Before we run out of the month  of September, I wanted to participate in Yeah Write’s September poetry slam and try the art of the tanka. It is a Japanese form of poetry similar to haiku, but with 5 lines and 31 syllables, broken down per line to 5-7-5-7-7.

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4 thoughts on “The Fruit of Summer

  1. You have all the senses revving up here, Ellen! The most interesting part for me was the “taste warm;” I’m studying it to see how you bridged it with both the phrase before and the line after. In my imagination both heaven and the nectar are warm.

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