Friday, March 18, 2011

Here is today’s tanka:

Tanka literally means “short poem” and consists of 31 syllables in a pattern of five lines (5 -7 - 5 - 7 – 7).  The Tanka was the dominant form of classic Japanese poetry from the seventh to twentieth century. – according to Elements of Japanese Design by Boye Lafayette De Mente.
Here is today’s tanka:
The men have no names
Only Fukushima fifty
Suited, gloved by threes
Canaries in a cage-match
Gamma heroes, radiate

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