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tanka ~ the uses (of sorrow) Cindy Smith

tanka ~ the uses (of sorrow) Cindy Smith

Poetry Is Not Dead — Another Japanese poetry form, the Tanka. Similar...

Another Japanese poetry form, the Tanka. Similar to the Haiku but this is 5 lines, of 5,7,5,7 and 7 syllables, totalling 31 ❤️✍🏼

A satchel full of winter longing . . . (two tanka) | A Poet in Time

Published: cattails: The Official Journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society October 2017 Issue

A Season for Everyone: TANKA Poetry ebook by Fabrizio Frosini - Rakuten Kobo

In AD 905, the standard poetic diction for the "perfect waka" was established, with the rule of 31 sound units in the pattern 5–7–5–7–7. Since then, although tanka poetry has evolved over the centuries, its form hasn’t changed. This collection of tanka by Fabrizio Frosini, although written in English, possess all the charm of the ancient Japanese waka poetry: in them you can savor the aesthetic principles of 'sabi' (the melancholic sense of beauty), or enjoy the feeling of 'yūgen'…