Black Haiku : Sedoka and Tanka

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by abstract219, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    There are many measured forms of Japanese poetry. Some writers like Sonia Sanchez and many more have written with these forms.....

    Sedoka---with a metric scheme or 5-7-7

    Tanka----with a metric scheme of 5-7-5-7-7

    Rengas---7-7, which are connected.


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    yes so true , i have done a few Tanka i like the look and style of it
    5-7-5-7-7 seem to have a better grasp then the 5-7-5 but it's often seen
    and used more then any

    i never tryed the 7-7 before but seen it , i guess the Rengas style is not
    used often or no way near like the others .
     
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    Rich...the rengas were the pre-cursor to the haiku (or short choka)...Jane Reichenfeld and others still use it, but i dont use it. It looks like a run-on sentence or something...lol.... Haiku (5-7-5) is limiting enough. But as you said elsewhere, Tanka is fun. A little less limiting.

    next we will be down to minimalism....just one word....lol.

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