under pregnant moon
tree branches arch towards her
longing for a touch
my silent gaze from afar
never again next to you
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday
A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.
The pattern for Tanka is the following:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Line 4: 7 syllables
Line 5: 7 syllables
Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path
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Prompt: Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday