As a poet for today’s rally, I want to feature three Tankas. A Tanka is a Japanese type of poem. It consists of five lines. The first and the third lines have five syllables while the rest of the poem has seven. I have already tried Haiku, so I’m giving this a try as well. I hope you guys enjoy. 🙂
The rose smells so sweet.
In her hands, so red, so lush.
But the tears that fall
Portray the sadness she feels,
Leaving the rose on his grave.
A joyous flower,
Looking so clean and friendly,
Daisies look so cute.
I wish he’d give me daisies;
His friendship, I so cherish.
He gave me tulips
Because I was his baby.
He painted flowers
So beautiful to see and
Called them “Tulips for Isha”
February 25, 2010 at 11:47 am
Well done, very nicely composed, all of them 🙂
February 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm
thanks… it’s my first time to try the Tanka… 🙂
February 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm
they are awesome.
February 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm
thanks for the comment… 🙂
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February 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm
thanks for explaining the style of writing a tanka.
February 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm
hey! I love the tankas. Esp the last one, and esp the last line 🙂 Thanks for commenting on my poem!
February 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm
thanks, moondai… 🙂 im so glad that you liked the last poem… it’s also my favorite…
February 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm
well done..an interesting blend of feelings with these…
February 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm
uh-huh!!! it’s not really just for one person… or it could be for one person, but from the perspective of three different women… 🙂
February 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm
February 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm
thank you, jingle.. it is such an honor to receive wonderful comments from you… 🙂
February 26, 2010 at 1:15 am
I like them. I haven’t stopped here in a while so I thought I would drop in and say hello to you.
February 26, 2010 at 11:10 am
welcome back to my site, Tom… im really glad you liked the tankas… 🙂
February 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm
well I back again and i love your little Tankas but I have bad news as well the site info you sent me ended up being a error…..I’m sending it back to you in hopes maybe you can explain y?
February 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm
tankas? or “haiku”? anyway, it’s good.
February 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm
a tanka and a haiku are two different poetry types, dear….
February 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm
doozy and creative! 🙂
February 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm
hello again, dollarman… glad you came by again… wink
February 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm
those are just beautiful Isha..
Thank you for introducing us to a new type of poetry dear friend 🙂
February 28, 2010 at 11:54 am
im glad you learned a new style of poetry through my blog, noha…. 🙂
February 28, 2010 at 10:15 am
All three of these fit together beautifully! And thank you for explaining what a tanka is! I feel like I appreciated them even more because I knew the form. You write splendidly!
February 28, 2010 at 11:55 am
you’re more than welcome, lauren… 🙂 i just feel that it’s good to try out other types of poetry sometimes… 🙂
February 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Hi. Nice poetry. Interesting form too, which you utilize well. Thanks
March 1, 2010 at 10:01 am
thanks, dustus… 🙂 im really appreciate your kind comments… 🙂
March 4, 2010 at 1:35 am
Gorgeous flower sentiments! The tulips verse one made me smile.
And hey, I found you through Jingle and am bestowing the “Jannie Funster Lucky Lupine Award” upon your poetry blog! You can see it and whisk it home away from this post of mine…
March 4, 2010 at 11:05 am
aww… thanks much, jannie… i am truly honored… 🙂
October 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm
miss,,im seeing Li Po in you,,or Matsuo Basho either!!!heheh invasion ko miss xah?
November 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm
kay tuungod japanese poems? hehehe,,,,