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a swan, snow-feathered,
you seemed, until you molted
to reveal a duck
with feathers like the mountain:
snow melting, lilies blooming

A small gift for my sister. :heart:

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Tanka: a form of Japanese classical poetry. Like the haiku, it traditionally follows a set syllable scheme (5/7/5/7/7 for tanka) and employs vivid, specific imagery, often from nature. In addition, there is often a thematic shift midway in the poem.

For more information on tanka:
:bulletgreen:About Tanka and Its History by Amelia Fielden
:bulletgreen:Notes on Form, Techniques, and Subject Matter by Michael McClintock
:bulletgreen:Teika's Ten Tanka Techniques by Jane Reichhold

Find more articles and examples of tanka at:
:bulletgreen:Tanka Online
:bulletgreen:The Tanka Society of America
:bulletgreen:American Tanka


My tanka gallery: [link]
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Writer
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