Tanka Poems

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology
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Tanka Poems World Literature

Tanka Poem • Expresses a single feeling/emotion or idea • ONLY 5 lines • Lines 1 & 3 have 5 syllables • Lines 2, 4, & 5 have 7 syllables • No required rhyme scheme

Example of Tanka Poem To live is to break by Ueda Miyoji To live is to break One's heart for the sake of love; A couple of doves, Beaks touching on their way, Are stepping out in the sun.

Example of Tanka Poem Thunderclouds building Gathering strength as they grow Releasing themselves Pouring life-giving torrents Cleansing the world in shower

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