Seasons Pirouette

Jan 27, 2013 | Poetry

Seasons pirouette, 
Dressed in ballroom finery.
They curtsy, they bow, 
Plié, piqué, grand jete. 
Nature’s annual ballet.

Tanka: unrhymed Japanese poem consisting of five lines of 5/7/5/7/7 (5 kana in the first line, 7 kana in the second line, 5 kana in the third line, 7 kana in the fourth line, and 7 kana in the fifth line) totaling 31 kana. It is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification. They can be written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions.

Until next time blessings and healing

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