Kesav Venkat Easwaran
Kerala- India
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Haiku Told Her Friend Senryu…

Haiku told her friend Senryu:
Look who is coming out there!
It is our old Tanka, yes;
In western suit alike!
It isn’t looking tailor-made
Leave out our own tales!

23rd november 2009
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Eyan Desir 04 December 2009
A piece to ponder on....
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Patti Masterman 02 December 2009
This is very clever. Your mind is not asleep, gathering moss, I can tell. lol
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premji premji 29 November 2009
keshavji, sure you have to give some credit to my 'oneryu's. a poem finished in a single line, isn't it real fun.... lost in conversation (oneryu) love and life!
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Chandrashekar A Posy Poet 27 November 2009
wow....such a beautiful composition.............................
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Mamta Agarwal 26 November 2009
Kesav, i just can't stop laughing at this one, the dig you make at ones who trywesternization of old japanese classical forms. haiku is becoming like a bonsai, and there is lot of competition to use minimal syllables instead of 17, or if am not wrong 31 for tanka. first three lines of tanks are of 5,7,5 syllablesand then follows a couplet of seven syllables each. any thing else fits into short verse, or zen poetry. so believes haiku society of india.and Delhi poetree. top marks for your sardonic humour. Mamta Mamta
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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 25 November 2009
humor with a thought...syllable format poems usually end up tailor made..very rarely it turns out natural...at least for me
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Indira Renganathan 25 November 2009
Laughter is contagious...and you keep throwing your humour to maintain that...wonderful...thank you
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Ency Bearis 25 November 2009
wonderful comparison of format of poem..its almost similar with Haiku and Senryu but you did it with western style for Tanka...well done my friend....10
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Sandra Martyres 25 November 2009
Wow Kesav, I love the humour...as Sonya says these forms are losing their identity and will soon be unrecognisable..
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these are all forms ive tried.. wonderfully written.
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