Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More fun shooting with water! - A Somonka

                                                                                         Attribution: Hein waschefort
Image: Wild Elephants Splash! (here)

3WW words:
breezy monstrous  hairy
Poetry Jam:  harvest time

The somonka is a Japanese form.
It’s basically two tankas.

A breezy morning
Monstrous crowd looking for fun
Hey little fella!
Enjoyed yesterday’s outing?
Ripening harvests trampled?

Great fun big daddy!
What about today? More fun?
Yes, we will shoot you!
You are hairy, all messed up
More fun shooting with water!

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW week #393 
and Mary's hosting at Poetry Jam

20 comments:

  1. Fun jumping through water indeed

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  2. aren't they magnificent animals so playful

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  3. A fun write - though those "Ripening harvests trampled" - h-m-m-m. Elephants will be elephants, I suppose. And thanks for the Somonka information - Good to know!

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  4. Sad about the ripening harvests being trampled though.....

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  5. I suppose that what we would consider a catastrophe, i.e. the trampling of harvests, can be fun for elephants.

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  6. that elephants are on a rampage in a cornfield is a sure indication of their food shortage in forests....quite alarming...nice lines Hank :)

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  7. Nicely written and a great take on the prompt, the wonder of creation and the joy of animals.

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  8. Wait. Shoot with water? Or turn the missed harvest into stake?

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  9. We have enough trouble living with each other let alone the wild creatures of the world. Sigh of despair!

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  10. Excellent take on the prompt and an interesting format.

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  11. A game...but not a good hunt...water pistols are fairer

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  12. I like the spirit of the elephants you bring out here. Interesting format as well.

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  13. Enjoyed the verse also the fun the elephants were having.

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  14. Hope you're ok, have not seen a post for two days.
    Take care, Have a great week-end.

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  15. Interesting take on the theme! Lovely poem. I was not aware of this poetical form, now I want to use it! :-)

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