Azumanga Poems 2

by

A Gentleman Of Leisure.

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8.Tanka.

When she feels lonely
Sakaki uses a charm
To dream of Chiyo.
Turns her nightdress inside out
- Her grandmother taught her that.

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9.Tanka.

The Bonkura-zu
Are Osaka, Kagura,
And Tomo of course.
Who else can get further down
Than bottom of the whole class?

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10.Tanka.

Chiyo 'volunteers'
To be the bad-weather doll
- Hang her upside-down!
At least Tomo lets her wear
Tights instead of just pantsu!

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11.Haiku.

Graduation Day
- Chiyo wins the Special Prize.
Cheers led by...? Tomo!

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12.Haiku.

Girl in hat, big girl
With cat - eyes looking at you
Under brim with smiles.

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13.Tanka.

"Beware Of The Cat"
- There really should be a sign.
To bite Sakaki,
Kamineko, biting cat,
God of all cats, lays in wait.

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14.Tanka.

Chiyo-chan's pigtails
Are controlled by aliens
- They help her to fly.
Osaka wants to save her
But mistakes could be fatal.

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15.Tanka.

Her eyes wide open
Osaka-san is dreaming.
Awake, or asleep?
How can you possibly tell
- She looks the same either way!

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16.Tanka.

Don't say 'Hokkaido'
In front of Yukari-chan
- That way lies madness.
Any mention of snow-crabs
Would just cause her to explode!

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17.Tanka.

Tomo Takino
Claims eight whole centimetres
To race Sakaki.
The 'cool' girl leaves her standing
- She fails to even finish!

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END.