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Short Waka Poems

Short Waka Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Waka by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Waka by length and keyword.


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waka,tanka,yugen
elegant poem-songs to pen

haiga,wenren,haiku
multi-talents to read or view

renga,haikai,haibun
light or long,poetry-prose can be fun

senryu,kigo kireji
the cutting word..is the key
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Categories: waka, on writing and words
Form: Couplet



Sanctuary
Place of refuge.
The asylum in my head,
Transports each sadness
Into my safe place –
There, imagination rules.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
9/25/2010


Research References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(poetry)#Tanka  5,7,5,7,7
http://tankaonline.com/From%20the%20Man'yoshu%20essay.htm  “…contemporary tanka are much freer in 
conent and in word usage than classical waka, and there is now greater room for individual creativity within the 
conventional framework of the form….”
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Categories: waka, peace, places
Form: Tanka