The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line.
Tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.
For the classical genre of Japanese poetry sometimes called "tanka", see Waka (
poetry). For tanka poetry written in English, see Tanka in English. For other uses
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Sep 27, 2004 ... The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single
unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka ...
Under the motto “putting the hai back in haiku,” Haijinx published four online issues in 2001 - 2002, then migrated to print publication, always focussing on “modern interpretations of the haikai poetic and artistic tradition, including the role of humor in haiku.”
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Learn to write the lyric poem of Japan known as tanka, now one of the most
popular and versatile short forms of poetry in English. Webmaster, Jeanne
www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing with poetry/Hennessey/how_to_write_a_tanka_poem.htm
How to write a Tanka poem. The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka
poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.
TANKA VS. HAIKU. Jane Reichhold. In the Winter '90 issue of Mirrors, I wrote in
the essay "Tanka for the Memory" that not many rules for tanka had been written ...
The term tanka poetry refers to a Japanese five-line poem. See some examples
of tanka poetry here.
Tanka. Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five
unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)