Scarborough Gypsy

Rookie - 3 Points (2nd October / London)

Tanka - Poem by Scarborough Gypsy

Sleep refuses to blanket me tonight,
though eyes are weary,
mind actively calculates,
wanders, roams,
composing this tanka.

Comments about Tanka by Scarborough Gypsy

  • (4/16/2005 4:32:00 AM)

    I much enjoyed this. It reminds me that a little discipline is a good lesson in self-editing for presentation! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2005 12:41:00 AM)

    I liked this one very much; it fulfils all the criteria of the definition of a tanka. It is great that you have begun to experiment with different forms. We'll be watching this space! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/15/2005 11:58:00 PM)

    For those that don't know, a Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry. It must consist of five lines and 31 syllables and the same theme should flow through the poem. I wrote this as an experiment having never attempted a Tanka before. If you are foing to vote, please also leave a comment too. Thankyou. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 15, 2005

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