Saturday, November 12, 2011

What I Learned Today: Tanka

Tanka: A form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables (Wordweb)

http://tankaonline.com/
http://tankasocietyofamerica.com/index.htm

I look through the lens
of someone's eyes like my own
but I cannot see
with the blood of animals
and the tears of fallen trees

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