Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Tanka week - Day 1


On a sunlit day,
All is right, is beautiful.
Clouds silver crested,
The world radiant with the
rays of our Mother.


Most people have heard of haikus, but I only found out what a tanka was very recently. It's a similar form of Japanese poetry, except it follows the form 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 in it's syllable lengths (except that Japanese poetry isn't technically measured in syllables, they're measured in a unit that they call on and we call morae, which determines the length of a syllable... but morae aren't used in English, so, it's all good.) Anyway, I've been thinking that I wanted to write a tanka every day for a week, and because I haven't been posting much, I figured that I might as well! Partly just for the hell of it, and partly so more people know about this cool form of poetry :). Write your own tanka, it could be fun ^_^.

~Love Leonidas

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