Tanka Poetry

What is Tanka?

-Tanka style- These poems are frequently about love, seasons, sadness, with strong images and poetic devices haiku avoids. 5 lines, with lines 1 and 3 being shorter. Syllables per line are 5-7-5-7-7 respectively. -- defintion from "Poet's Market, 1998"

So basically:

First line: 5 syllables

Second line: 7 syllables

Third line: 5 syllables

Fourth line: 7 syllables

Fifth line: 7 syllables

                                                                                                                       

Nick

Protagonize Nick

We all thank him for this site

We like to write on

Every single day and night

We thank you so much King Nick

The End

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