Joyce Hemsley

Rookie (22.9.28 / Portsmouth England)

Japanese Verse Poem by Joyce Hemsley


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.

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Edited: Sunday, May 17, 2009

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