the snow spirit flew
poverty's child lay awake
the moon lost its warmth
seeking warmth from twinkling stars
while the rich kids played with flakes...!
The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka poem. Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.
This was my first attempt at Tanka. Hope you enjoy this beautiful form of poetry!
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Also, read my first attempt at Haiku: After The Sunset
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Until next time,
Be kind to one another!
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