Tanka (untitled)

summer heat
and webs
outlined in dust
most of my journey
behind me

Andrew Shattuck McBride
April 14, 2012

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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3 Responses to Tanka (untitled)

  1. My prompt was Robert Lee Brewer’s “challenge within a challenge” of writing a tanka from April 12, 2012. His post was on his Poetic Asides blog. Link here:


    I used his poetry form prompt combined with Linda Papanicolaou’s haiku writing prompt “summer heat” on Facebook.

    The National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) group on Facebook continues with guest prompters year around. Link here:


    Press on with your writing!

    Sincerely, Andy

  2. So quiet and restful–I like the hint of relief that the hardest part is done. And the “webs / outlined in dust”! What a great visual.

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