|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....
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|A soft and tender write full of heart and soul...enjoyed!
|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
|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.