Sunflower’s newly acquired electric typewriter inspires my 6th grade son to write this Japanese Tanka Poem.
Initial questions this typewriter raised:
- What IS this?
- What does it DO?
- Can we PLEASE get this?
Secondary questions regarding the typewriter:
- How do I save my file?
- Why doesn’t it delete?
- How do I center?
Current benefits of the new typewriter:
- “Mom, can we go to Sunflower?”
- Do you have any more paper?
- Can we get more paper?
- A peaceful silence in the shop, accompanied by the steady stream of keys clicking away
Thank you, electric typewriter — for inspiring the inaugural act of creativity within the walls of our new location.
What is a Japanese Tanka Poem?
(Same thing I asked.) A Tanka Poem is similar to a Haiku only a little longer. Read more about it here…