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At Ease 5-7-5-7-7
by Rebecca Lerwill

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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to make up for my ignorance about Tanka poetry


feathery snow flakes
reflecting love and stillness
nature blanketed
covered with tranquility
heart and soul beneath to rest

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Reviewed by Charlie 1/22/2008
You hear all about Haikus in school, and every poet has to try his/her hand at them, but I like Tankas better. I'm glad you wrote this.

For anyone who doesn't know: The tanka is a Japanese form, and is, essentially, an extended Haiku. Because of that, quite often the haiku part is separated from the last two lines, so it goes Haiku--Couplet (all unrhymed). There is also a form of Tanka that's called Waka, where the couplet part is about a different subject than the haiku part.

And when two people write a tanka together: One writes the haiku, the other a couplet response, then that is called a Renga, and it is very fun to write a chain of them. A Renga chain would be fun to do in this den. --Charlie

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/21/2008
All the beauty of nature wrapped up so snuggly with each and every snowflake as it cascades, sparkling until it lands gently....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/21/2008
A soft and tender write full of heart and soul...enjoyed!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Matthew Wright 1/21/2008
This is the kind of poem to come home to and read after a hard day at the office. I just did, and makes me feel better. I love the words.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/21/2008
A very lovely piece.

PS I think 'Tanka' is a wonderful name for a dog, too - especially a very big one!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/20/2008
I've never dabbled in the formats
This write is great
stay safe
Ron
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/20/2008
very nice--i loved your blog!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/20/2008
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...perfect rest!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, Rebecca.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Learning 'bout this form, meself. Addicting, yes?
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/20/2008
You aced this format.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 1/20/2008
Right on [target]! You relay this most beautifully.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 1/20/2008
A lovely poem here. Thank you for sharing it.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 1/20/2008
I enjoyed your poem today! Help keep poetry alive!!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/20/2008
Aw drat!!! Everybody seems to be taken with tanka these days. I tried my hand at it about a year or so ago, maybe I'll try it again . . . Although I don't think I will ever be able to match what you have done here . . . Clever and inspiring . . .
Reviewed by ellen george 1/20/2008
This is such a talented lady - in response to her light hearted blog about Tanka poetry, she creates a wonderful work that captures the beauty and spirit of the medium. Ms. Lerwill is an amazing writer. She should think about publishing a book of her magnificent poetry.
ellen



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