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Offline Kay

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Meditation Tanka
« on: October 30, 2006, 10:29 PM »
Redwood and maple
standing tall in the forest
I meditate
until the sunshine
weeps behind the mountain

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 04:59 PM »
I've seen a lot of ways to compose a haiku, and more to the point, a tanka.

For some reason, east coast poets want to change the basic forms of japanese poetry to acknowledge western culture and its laziness to learn the correct structure.

In pure haiku, and/or tanka, there is no "I" and preprositions are used to a limited degree.

Of course, that's just me. You could go to a library (it's a big building with a lot of books...a joke from AIRPLANE...)and check out BAISHO.

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 06:22 PM »
turtlesongs, I will definitely check out. There is much I'm unclear about in these forms. Yes, I know what a library is. I used to be a librarian.
From what I understand there are several types of haiku and tanka.
Thank you for that input. ':book'

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 12:16 PM »
this is a great one
I looked it up just to see
 5-7; 5-7-7  this is the layout for the tanka
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 12:25 PM »
Lady, thanks, Well, I guess I'm going to have to do some more study before I say "tanka" I was afraid it wasn't right.  '<img:'>

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006, 01:40 PM »
thats ok its still good what ya wrote
I just did a search to see how it is done
we'll have to try n do some of them
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006, 06:12 PM »
Yes, I think I get this confused with Haiku!