Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tanka for a Cold

Tanka
Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five non-rhyming lines of five, 
seven, five, seven, and seven syllables.  (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)
The 5/7/5/7/7 rule is rumored to have been made up for school children to understand and learn 
this type of poetry.
Brain fog settles in, 
Unfocused, drooping, weary,
Yearning to recline;
But still so much to do ere
Succumbing to that craving.

2 comments:

  1. I hope this doesn't mean you're coming down with a cold. I like that you move into the feeling quickly, but qualify with the reality even when the need is great.

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  2. @teacherdance
    Ah, but it does...
    And I am sososososo tired! The underside of these classroom tables look really cozy right now!

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