i see you if only they could see you were much more but they just saw a tree not your vibrant, dynamic core your roots winding deep beneath the earth’s floor branches that stretched to the clouds, wild bursting bud tips how you dance with the wind when tempests roar shelter, haven, legend of yore chopped down so callously to build a door but I see you ev’ry bit ~kat For Tanka Tuesday’s Ekphrastic Prompt Challenge - The Diatelle - PHEW! Took me a bit of time to make it work. Fantastic form!!! The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba.
March 26, 2021