Author: Ellen Brand PM
Another character expressed as form. A tanka, this time... Aren't YOU getting an education? Heh heh heh...Rated: Fiction K - English - Poetry - Words: 123 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Published: 04-15-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2894222
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Disclaimer: Butch Hartman, not me, can I stop now? This poem is rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America. Another "character as form" bit, this is a tanka. Tanka are related to haiku, having five lines of syllables 5-7-5-7-7. They were usually love poems, especially from women to their current or desired lovers. The first three lines are basically a haiku, then in the last two, the natural image is linked to an internal feeling of the poet. Strict control masking strong emotion... sound like anybody we know?
The bone-white full
Traces the black, windswept sky
In an arc of stars.
O you silver-bright darkness,
My heart soars there beside you.