Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DMC: "City Snowfall" by Matt Forrest Esenwine

City Snowfall

Loud, yellow plow trucks
push new snow aside, away,
for slow-moving cars
that carefully watch us slide
cheering, down the dirty mounds.

© 2015 Matt Forrest Esenwine. All rights reserved.

Margarita Engle has challenged us to write a tanka this month. She suggests we think of it as a five-line travel diary about a subject of our choice. Click HERE for more details.

Send your tanka to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on March 27th. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of Margarita's delightful new picture book:


  1. I don't know if it's a wonderful memory considering the winter you've had, but you've created the image beautifully, Matt.

  2. Who knew that sliding down dirty mounds could sound so appealing, Matt! I love the focus on FUN in this tanka.

  3. Thank you both! When you're a kid, you don't care what color the snow is - you just want to slide!

  4. This brings fond memories of growing up in the Mid-west. You are right about the color of the snow. Sliding was the best.