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Offline turtlesongs

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A QUICK LESSON ON TANKA
« on: October 15, 2006, 01:23 PM »
there are several variations based on the haiku formula; but, like the haiku, there are strict rules and specifications on subject-matter. first, haiku deals only with the themes on nature, spiritual metaphors, allusions, and seeing the beauty in misery.  Reason why...???

in the evenings, after battle, japanese warriors would sit around their campfires and create haiku and tanka, to relax and calm down from the day's horrific events.

haiku stands on its own; tanka, however, can be as long as seventy-two verses long. what i created is only one, simple verse.

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A QUICK LESSON ON TANKA
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 02:29 PM »
I moved this here ..but was also thinking of the Poetry Wax ..I guess you want others to write a tanka too?
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