Tanka and other short form poetry
A very nice contrast of images, Paul. Lovit...
Cheers Frank. This one came yesterday almost haiku-like.
great sets Pauljohn
I love the Tanka form of poetry you publish. I can feel the words with you and have started writing my own as I feel it's the form I want to say some things in....not too long, not too short, just right...but of course it takes practice to get it right!Take care
LG, it's great to hear that you are writing your own tanka poems.The form has so much to offer in terms of expressing oneself in bitesize chunks, that often open out to almost unimaginable proportions.If you find the poem below on this blog I have written a little about the tanka form (as I see it)you may find it useful as you explore the form.a jester all these yearsI've wornso many smilesI could not ownIf I can help in any way with your writing practice please feel free to ask. I will do what I can.Thanks again for dropping by and leaving such positive feedback.
I didn't know a coal tit was a bird, but, more to the point: I like the way "tit" echoes the sound of "uncertainty".
Pacze, thank you for dropping by.Coal tits are frequent visitors to our garden. To be honest it is only the last 18 months or so that I have become aware of which bird is which, after a poet friend took me bird watching. I have a real passion for it now. It can sound so dull, but actually the peace and quiet at the local reserve is a gift.Hope to see you here again.
Good poems, added Paul, as always :)yes this is haiku-like and to catch the uncertainty of a little bird is really lovely, wishes, devika
Thanks Devika, good to see you again.
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