Warren Falcon

(04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Have Joyed In His Heaving Forth, Dante In Brief - A Tanka


Dante in Latin
have joyed in his heaving forth
rung by rung trying
by his tongue to gain a love-
liness beyond the castle

Submitted: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, January 21, 2013
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[I have adhered to traditional tanka form...'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 translates as 'short song, ' and is better known in its five-line,5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.]

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