Standard Posted by Brenda Davis Harsham Posted on January 13, 2014 Posted under Poetry Comments 30 Comments Five Brothers Tanka five brothers standing together against all storms facing the new year letting go differences roots intertwined for all time Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham Note: Tanka is defined in Oak Leak Tanka. Ways to Share this:EmailPrintMoreTwitterTumblrPinterestPocketFacebookLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related brothernew yearpoemPoetrystormsTanka Post navigation ← Choices for the Soul Haībun We’re not scared! → 30 thoughts on “Five Brothers Tanka” Pingback: Diamond Snow Tanka | Friendly Fairy Tales roots intertwined… just how family should be. beautiful LikeLike Reply Even if you try, you can’t yank all those roots out. As it should be. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Peace and Joy, Brenda LikeLike Reply This was a clever and special tanka. I am not familiar with its rules, just enjoy the way the words are put together, intertwined just so. LikeLike Reply Siblings have such enduring relationships, worth celebrating in the good times, but there during the bad, too. LikeLike Reply Brenda, this is pretty amazing and poersonal to me. I have 3 brothers, and we started getting more and more together as we have agved and matured. So now we are growing together, Thank you, Bill LikeLike Reply Roots go pretty deep with brothers. 🙂 So glad you have brothers. Warmly, Brenda LikeLike Reply Lovely thoughts and imagery for this cold month of January…. LikeLike Reply Warmth goes deep underground this time of year. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Two things… my gifted scrub pines by the birds or squirrels (opposite sides of the yard). Siblings no matter how far apart, will always share roots. I think I bend the rules of haiku, tanka and renga more than follow them. Seems January is going to be a tanka month for me 🙂 Still about two hours before I travel. LikeLike Reply I like to learn the rules thoroughly before I bend them, and I think this is only my second ever Tanka. 🙂 Safe Travels! Brenda LikeLike Reply Over one hurdle – made it to my destination. Or at least part of it anyway. LikeLike Reply I always think there’s something a little grim and defiant about those little fir trees – and you’ve captured it! Reminds me of Thorin and co… 🙂 LikeLike Reply They are enduring despite all weather, aren’t they? LikeLike Reply A good example to us all! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yes, and despite mold, absconding roofs and other calamities. LOL LikeLike Reply Aye! LOL xx LikeLike Reply Excellent Blog! PS I still see Cindy’s rattlers too! Lol LikeLike Reply LOL Yikes, right?! Especially the story of one coming at her when she was BBQ’ing. LikeLike Reply family strength and loyalty. wonderful LikeLike Reply Thanks for being such a consistent and support reader, Beth, you’re the best!! Brenda LikeLike Reply Sweet:) LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply this is so wonderful! bravo~ LikeLike Reply Thanks! I still see your photos in my mind. I see your hummingbirds now. And your rattlers. LOL LikeLike Reply Roots intertwined, Indeed. I’ve yet to master the Tanka, you do it so naturally 🙂 LikeLike Reply It’s a very zen process for me, letting the subject matter lead me to another place in the last two lines. Sort of like swimming, stroke, stroke, breathe, dive deep. LikeLike Reply I hope i’ll master it myself one day 🙂 LikeLike Reply I’m sure you will, you are a talented writer. 🙂 LikeLike Reply You’re too kind! ^.^/ LikeLike Reply Comments welcome! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.