Moon Shot tanka challenge

I stumbled upon Denny blogging over at, theceaselessreaderwrites, who’s participating in Dave’s Moon Shot Challenge.

Each contribution is a tanka, a Japanese stanza form comprising 5 lines with a suggested syllable count of 5-7-5  7-7.

Here’s Dave’s starter tanka:

“Eyes down for stray coins
Or lonesome tweets. So what, if
Dull skies lack twitter?

Where are the swifts blown? Summer’s
On hold till they’re back on course.

Denny’s addition is:

“Of course, coins enrich,
as much as the swift’s sweet song,
while tweets leave minds dull.

Autumn, elevate my thoughts
on gentle, warming updrafts.

With my humble submission:

“Random thoughts sail away
Thinking of winter’s cold breath,
For a time to come.

Summer’s warmth will carry us
Through the snow, and biting winds!

Feel inspired to join in? Stop by Dave’s blog and add your own stanza.

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  1. Denny
    July 30, 2018

    Great job, Alex!

    • Alexandra
      July 31, 2018

      Thanks, Denny! I have you to thank for your post and inspiration. 😀

  2. July 30, 2018

    Thanks for contributing and sharing. Will follow, thanks for following mine.

    • July 30, 2018

      Indeed, it was a delight to join in and stretch myself! And I’m looking forward to seeing what else you come up with, and following along too!

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