#PureMichigan, kouta

I’ve written this kouta (with a fifth, seven syllable line) as part of #TankaTuesday this week. Reena suggested the form, and I have to say I had fun with the Michigan colloquialisms. You can read more Michigan words HERE.

The top of the state is know as the UP (Upper Michigan). The rest of the state is shaped like a mitten. Lake Michigan is to the west, Lake Superior to the north, and Lake Huron to the east.


visit my pure Michigan—
from the bright crown of the UP
to the flatlanders of the
lower mitten near, 
Michiganders welcome you!

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Welcome to Michigan!

39 thoughts on “#PureMichigan, kouta”

  1. The last time I was in Michigan my plane was sent to Detroit because it was snowing too hard in Cleveland where my parents were living at the time. I know about UP because my daughter went with her friend to visit her friend’s grandmother there–probably almost 20 years ago. We are all getting old! (K)

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    1. LOL! I hope to visit a dear friend in the UP next summer: Charli Mills. She loves that frigid cold place near Lake Superior. I’m in mid-Michigan in East Lansing. There is a world of difference between our weather and their weather up north.

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