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Tanka Poetic Art Form



Told in just five lines,
A Tanka verse is compact,
Not too long at all,
Keeping it very simple,
As a poetic art form.

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A “sonnet” in five lines, a Tanka is a Japanese-style poem to be treasured. This Tanka poem is written as an acrostic to amplify that which is parsimoniously expressed in poetry.

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Written on May 14, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 14, 2022

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    At 88 years old, I am learning about the different arts of poetry. I agree that 16 to 24 lines gets the point across - say a lot in a short time frame Karl you are a master at words, thank you so much ! 
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