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!