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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
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
All the beauty of nature wrapped up so snuggly with each and every snowflake as it cascades, sparkling until it lands gently....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
A soft and tender write full of heart and soul...enjoyed!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Matthew Wright
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
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
I've never dabbled in the formats
This write is great
stay safe
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
very nice--i loved your blog!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...perfect rest!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, Rebecca.

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

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

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler
A lovely poem here. Thank you for sharing it.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels
I enjoyed your poem today! Help keep poetry alive!!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
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
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.
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