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Modern Tanka 4/7/5/7/8

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes

When I miss You Most

by Gypsy Blue Rose

For the King of Hearts

I  miss you most,

when the dying sun descends

to rise  by your bed

as I lie on bur-reeds bed

listening  to mourning doves cry



Painting by Ikenaga Yasunari

Mourning Doves mate for life.
The mourning dove is named for its haunting and sad cooing sound.

MODERN TANKA is a Japanese poetic form. The form was created 1,200 years ago. It used to be written between lovers but now you can write about anything you want. Like haiku, it's written in a succinct manner in 31 syllables (5/7/5/7/7) OR LESS. Personification, metaphor, and simile are permitted in Tanka. Capitalization and punctuation should only be used when necessary. No end rhymes. click here if you want to see modern tanka examples -- click here if you want to read free online tanka book -- click here to read Tanka Society of America

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