Restricted – A Tanka



Desperate tree roots

Heave against concrete confines,

Seeking space to grow;

We too should strive to break free

From mundane urbanity.


Emma H, age 26, 12/07/2017


This tanka was written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – this week the words were “roots” and “wisdom”. I used the “roots” prompt literally but the “wisdom” is just implied – there is much we can learn from the natural world!

If you want to have a go at the challenge, you can find the link here:


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