Black Authors : Do anyone Know about TANKA POETRY??

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    THis style of poetry that's to be FRENCH counting the number of
    syllables per line in a format of 5 lines on a style of 5-7-5-7-7
    like this would be called Tanka poetry

    From above i see =5
    the earthly bound foundation =7
    the people of love =5
    also the greed in the world =7
    will there ever be of peace =7

    this also to be a great form of writing like the Japanese traditional
    HAIKU of 3 lines 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 format

    i found that the french way express likes use in a stanza where it
    repeats from start to finish in a form of way

    have anyone written in this style or know about this FRENCH way
    of poetry scribing ???
     
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    Not familiar with it $$RICH$$. Sounds interesting.
     
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    yeah ! HODEE it's a French style using a format of such and many times you can
    fine it in a stanza settings and one way i found it to be written is from start -to-finish
    like matching on the same here is a sample

    my loveth behold
    today u pass through my heart
    i can't think rapid
    but u cascade within me
    it's my heart you now behold

    (The stanza speaks of a love beholding )
    it's a really cool way of expression or emotional flowing
    any form ,style, creation is good i am learning it more and more
    and fine it to my likings and style, I'll try a few in poetry forum

    TRY IT RIGHT HERE IN THIS THREAD FAMILY !!!!
     
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    anyone else heard of this type of poetry writing & style which was a french way
    of expression and flow poeticly ...?
     
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    Brutha Rich,
    I've done a couple of these in the Haiku forum :


    PEACE...


    Deep within one's soul
    a neverending stillness
    God's sweet enigma...
    abides in each one of us
    ever vigilant of need



    Much...
    Peace & Love
    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    thankz sista nice to see this flow it's a great french way like haiku's
    just a 5-7-5-7-7 format in a stanza style....
     
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    Bro Rich...

    I guess im late...i posted some commnets on Tanka...it is one of my favorite formats, cause sometimes Haiku gets limited.
     
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    yes it's a much better style i have done a few but it's not used like
    the 5-7-5 style which many use that format , i'll have to start using this way
    again the 5-7-5-7-7
     
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