Looking Glass (Tanka)

by - Mr. Darcy   Oct 19, 2013


On a summer sea
an ocean of promise swelled.
Joy could be too much
but, she showed me love again
with her looking glass.

M. Moran
19.10.13

The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.

There are five lines in a Tanka poem.

Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.

http://www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing%20with%20poetry/Hennessey/how_to_write_a_tanka_poem.htm

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  • 9 months ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Mr. M.Moran,

    thanks for sharing this. .A .lovely tanka. ..

    :)

    Gel

  • 9 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Michael,
    I have just read this! I enjoy this style! something i may look into exploring further :)

    i also just found your last name! :P
    haha ;)

    well done :)