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: