Acidic Tanka

Every so often I break into tanka:

Acidic Tanka
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Pithy recipe:
Turn lemons to lemonade.
Don’t mean to be tart,
Acid, ill-natured, sour—
But sugarcoating’s tasteless.

(Prompted by lemon prompt over at Poets United.)

UPDATE: August 20th is National Lemonade Day.

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7 Responses to “Acidic Tanka”

  1. Ha…well done, Madeleine! The older I get, the less patience I have with the dubious art of sugarcoating…just deal with it…LOL!


  2. Kim Nelson says:

    Yes. Sugarcoating’s tasteless; but one must also realize the possibilities if one manipulates the elements.

  3. This tanka is nicely tart!

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Lynette, Kim, and Sherry!

  5. Ella says:

    I don’t like that overly sweet, smugness that arrives. I’m a tart kind of girl.
    I like things naturally sweet~ Well Done!

  6. madhumakhi says:

    How true! The moment you add sugar to lemonade, it loses its taste.

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks Ella and madhumkhi!