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Tanka Poetry  – Joy of Sharing

perfect sunny day

filled with the joy of sharing

treasure the season

fresh clean air is everywhere

new life bubbling all around

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley.

Tanka Poetryconsists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

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