T is for Tanka


I will be with you
this year’s apple blossom time
could not hardly wait
apple blossom at its best
the wind blows them to the field

pure and innocent
angel of cherry blossoms
her smile lifts the air
experience flowers’ splendour
as the sun shines through with hope*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020


* Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

The 5/7/5/7/7 rule is rumored to have been made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry.

For:  Twenty Questions for J Lenni Dorner ( #AtoZChallenge ) ,  Day Twenty-Three of Na/GloPoWriMo


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