TANKA are 31-syllable poems that have been the most popular form of poetry in Japan for at least 1300 years. As a form of poetry, tanka is older than haiku, and tanka poems evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality. In English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7
you guys should try writing your own. i’m not as good with TANKA as i am with HAIKU…DOMO ARIGATO!!!