"Unwrapped PelikanMerry Christmas she whispersDon’t tell I’m
3rd Untitled ‘haiku’ by Anonymous
Pentrace Christmas Poetry Contest
I caught myself wondering if this is actually a haiku or if instead it is a tanka. It’s been a while since my last poetry class, and so I went off to consult the modern Oracle of Apollo, aka Google, to see if my half-recollection of “haiku is about nature,” “tanka has a similiar form but doesn’t necessarily contain references to nature or seasons” was actually even slightly right.
The answer is, “yes…and no.” And, “go take some more poetry classes!”
I thought this http://www.ahapoetry.com/tanka.htm#vs comparison of the two poetry forms was interesting if not necessarily helpful for the question at hand. And, http://www.americantanka.com/ makes it pretty plain that I have no idea what I’m talking about. So, um, if anyone needs me, I’ll be catching up on my reading.
(This is what comes from connecting mostly with the poetry of Shell Silverstein, Dr. Seuss and Dorothy Parker.)
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.
↑ Grab this Headline Animator