Tanka Poetry – Light and Dark

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Tanka Poetry – Light and Dark

small rays of bright light

reflects a kaleidoscope

dark and light colours

reminding me of schooldays

hurrying home before darkness

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.

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      • Hi Carolyn, Thanks for the thoughts I appreciate it. Have taken time off from my blog, very busy updating and sorting out Hagleys Family tree for my family which I started 20 years ago, before it is too late, nearly finished. About the dust storm from Oz never seen any, if it is still some around I’m sure the strong south easterlies we have at the moment will blow it away. All the best, have a nice week.

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