Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday
A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.
The pattern for Tanka is the following:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Line 4: 7 syllables
Line 5: 7 syllables
Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path
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My whole heart is torn
Like a seaman’s battered sail
Ripped from within me
As I am the lovelorn fool
It was your ploy from the start.
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