Winter's Song (Tanka)

by Cindy   Mar 1, 2011


Shimmering snowfall
Crystal pristine waters flow
Icicle prisms
Drip a frozen melody
Frigid winds softly whisper

Written for a club challenge

The Tanka is a Japanese verse that their teachers taught the students so the students could get a grasp at poetry. The Tanka is a unrhymed verse consisting of five lines with a beat of 5/7/5/7/7.

Written by: Cynthia Graver
February 23, 2011

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  • 9 years ago

    by Hebe

    Liked it alot!

  • 9 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    This poem is almost as beautiful as the person that wrote it :] you're a gem hun and so is this wonderful piece. Nice work. Nik

  • 9 years ago

    by Jad

    Cindy, your poem was fabulous in the contest and I was really taken away with it. Your images that you made me think of were beautiful and this poem was a close tie to second just to let you know! :] The flow of the poem was incredible and you seemed to know which words would be most effective in such a small piece! :]

    All in all, I was impressed with your poem from start to finish and I am really glad that you gave my competition a try! Hope to see some more tankas by you in the future! Great job and keep writing.

  • 9 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    You have captured well the mood of winter
    in this Tanaka..well done!

  • 9 years ago

    by Sylvia

    Nice tanka. Made me cold just reading it. Nice images of winter.