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high tea – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 9

high tea

whistling
silver teapot
scalding vapor squealing

steeping
jasmine leaves
raw honey sweetened

savory
sandwiches stacked
atop plated doilies

cucumber
creamed cheese
dill dappled dainties

sweet
biscuits, cookies
to the bourgeois

curled
tongues wagging,
who’s doing who

where?
when? how?
more, do tell

raise your pinky
sip, don’t slurp

~kat

For today’s NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Prompt: the hay(na)ku (I decided to do the sonnet variation). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince Gotera wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!


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