General Poetry posted October 8, 2015


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A Tanka contest entry

Dried Red Rose

by LeslieP5


Dried red rose pressed
between the pages in the
book of life is fond
remembrance of romantic
marriage. True love never dies.




Tanka Poetry Contest contest entry

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A Tanka is a form of poetry that often follows a specific syllable count. So it often contains five unrhymed lines of 5-7-5-7-7- syllables. This format is not required but a helpful guide. To approximate the Japanese model, some poets use 20-22 syllables in short-long-short-long-long format or even just a free form structure using five lines.
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