Saturday, 27 April 2013

April 27 - Nature Poetry form = Tanka

What aspect of nature feels the most poetic?
Tanka: A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the others seven. In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7

Springs return
New buds on trees
Daffodils poking 
Leaves out of the ground
Tell me spring is near

Not a Tanka syllable wise but it's close

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