Tanka poems are short, poems with only 31 syllables that go like this:
The first line has 5 syllables,
The second line has 7 syllables
The third line has 5 syllables,
And the fourth and fifth lines both have 7 syllables.
I just wrote a small poem (tanka) about spring and how it is trying to cure and save the air pollution. However nature is not strong enough because we are damaging the air.
In Beautiful Spring
All new flowers burst and bloom
The endangered air
Must have nature to survive
Or it will fade, like we will
© 2010 Marinela Reka