A Tanka

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A Tanka

Post by wblogan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:17 pm

Tankas traditionally are unnamed.
If it were named, it would be;
    "Akimbo[laughing, with death in the room]"
      heron slips and flails
      long crazy dancer rising
      a frog chorus laughs
        taking flight to come again
        silent death and dawn's first touch
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        Re: A Tanka

        Post by heinzs » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:24 pm

        A haiku with two additional lines of 7 syllables:



        These are often created as a collaboration between two poets... one creats the haiku and the second creates the "answer" in the couplet.

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