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First Steps

Day 1: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration 

For today’s Poetry 201 prompt, I thought I’d have a go at the ‘tanka’, which follows a syllabic pattern of 5-7-5-7-7.


His first steps taken;
And not a soul who has seen.
Mum’s in the next room
peering at her screen. She types;
‘At what age can infants walk?’


19 thoughts on “First Steps

  1. Hi Hayley, I like it a lot.
    I cannot say if it is a perfect tanka or not because I don’t know a thing about poetry (that’s why I joined the course), but it looks like the syllabic structure is correct and the meaning is beautiful.

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