NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 22 – Blue Tanka


NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 22 – Blue Tanka

#NaBloPoMo – Day Twenty-two  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

#frapalymo Poetry Prompt 21Nov16

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….!

Blue Tanka

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?



  1. ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ It used to be part of the dowry gift to the groom (which is why the Bride’s father put it in her shoe). It’s now a symbol of good luck and happiness.

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    • That sounds good, only these days wives are not completely dependent on their new husband.
      Looking at that it may be why there are so many broken homes, that would be another story.
      Have a nice day.


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