NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 22 – Blue Tanka
the #frapalymo-prompt no 21 is: “write a blue tanka“. tanka are older than haiku but follow a defined metre. a tanka is written in five lines with 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count. the topic of the tanka is up to you ~ it only needs to contain the colour blue (that is why I wrote “a blue tanka”). and now have fun with form and colour….!
something blue – garter
never knew why something blue
for a bride to wear
just googled it and for sure
well – blue stands for purity
Just a little note: There were more reasons why something blue is part of a bride’s attire, but one thing I didn’t know or heard of ever in the last sixty years was “sixpence in your shoes”.
I only heard of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed. and Something Blue. These were items chosen to bring good luck to the bride.
How many of my readers knew the one about the sixpence and can you tell me the reason for this?