The Theater: a Tanka Verse
indexer challenged us to write a Tanka, which is a form of Japanese verse or poetry similar to a Haiku. I’ve written Haikus over the years, but never tried a Tanka before. I thought I’d take him up on his challenge.
The poem has to be written in the following format:
Five syllables in the first line
Seven syllables in the second line
Five in the third line
and seven syllables in the last two lines
No rhyming allowed
The no rhyming rule made it harder for me because almost all of my poems rhyme. I did it though and I actually like what I came up with. What do y’all think?
The theater lures
Beckons you with lights and sound
Come and see us, all
Lights, camera and action roll
Come, sit, and enjoy the show
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