Joyce Hemsley

Rookie (22.9.28 / Portsmouth England)

Japanese Verse - Poem by Joyce Hemsley

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Double Tanka
Sixty-two syllables:

Japanese poets
made the tanka popular
in the long ago
'Myriad Leaves Collection'
showed tankas to perfection.

Quite acceptable
back in sixteen sixty-five
short verse came alive.
Tanka was a work of art
in poetry from the heart.


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  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (5/17/2009 11:14:00 AM)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 17, 2009


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