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5/6/5/6/8 Modern Tanka for the 'Temptation' contest

A chapter in the book Tanka Collection

His Scent

by Gypsy Blue Rose

Temptation Poetry Contest Contest Winner 

For the Temptation Contest
His scent in the wind

     captures my yearning soul —

I'm bound by love

that I cannot control

as he strolls on green fields ... with her




Temptation Poetry Contest
Contest Winner

MODERN TANKA is a Japanese poetic form written in 31 syllables or less. The Japanese form is 5/7/5/7/7 but in English it's usually shorter than that due to the difference in Japanese and English syllables. The form was created 1,300 years ago in the Imperial Court where lovers would exchange tanka after a night together. With modern tanka you can write about any subject you chose. You may use poetic devices: personification, metaphor, alliteration, and simile are permitted in Tanka. Keep capitalization and punctuation to a minimum. No end rhymes. === click here if you want to read modern tanka examples === click here to read Tanka Society of America === click here if you want to read modern tanka rules

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"The poet waits quietly to paint the unsaid." --Atticus
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