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posted by rabbi neil fleischmann @ 11:59 PM
Read your tanka postI admit I did not knowWhat a tanka is.You work constantly to helpothers be creative too
Beautiful. Do you like one poetry style or do you discover various ways to express yourself in various styles?- ShloimeTAS
Thank you Anonymous. It means A LOT to me that my writing rubs off on others in that it gets them to write. Your tanka was heartfelt and touched me.Shloime TAS - thank you. It's amazing how powerful one word can be, particularly the word "beautiful." A question about my poetry writing proclivity! Have I died and gone to heaven? The answer to your question, I think, is more the latter than the former. I just like writing poetry. Some years ago I heard someone read haiku at a poetry gathering in a shul and I was inspired to give it a try. They're good for writing on the go, while waiting for a bus, etc. Once, when I shared haiku with a dear friend he told me about tanka, and I started doing some of those. When I put out my book I put tanka on the back burner and got more into haiku again.Here are two tanka I wrotw:When one is jealousOne seeks to destroy that thingThat makes one jealousUnless there is hope that isThen one learns from jealousyI am an onionand have to leave Ur Kasdimto unpeel my selfWe each cut through our layersIf we are to say we livedTanka predates haiku!Please take a look at this post where I first introduced tanka to this blog. Take careful note of the comments!!!http://rabbifleischmann.blogspot.com/2008/09/no-is-complete-sentence.htmlAnd here is a link to several posts which include my tanka:http://rabbifleischmann.blogspot.com/search?q=tankaI recently wrote my first pantoum, which involves each four line stanza being made of two of the lines from the stanza before it. It received this email review: "This should be the only pantoum in existence." High praise. And yet. (I am not yet ready to put it out there over here.)S.TAS your question brought me meaning and happiness, I could write about this for a long time, actually - I just did.Thanks again to my two commenters here. What a great way to start a day!
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