Tanka Poetry – Landscape Artwork

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Tanka Poetry  – Landscape Artwork

old fashion artwork

landscape out standing painting

family having fun

like my family memories

in years gone by, missing now

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

Tanka poetry consists 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.


    • Smiles! Thanks for the nice comment, memories aren’t too big a challenge at our age, they float by me everyday when I see something that brings up the past. Hope you are having a wonderful warm weekend my friend.


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