Friday, April 07, 2006

An Etna Tanka

Etna, our scion,
Everchanging light and life
Rising over us,
She bears us fruit and chestnuts,
Guardian of our Island.

My AVID students discussed tanka poems in their tutorial group and then wrote this one together. Tanka poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. Simply take a haiku (5-7-5), add two 7-syllable lines, and you have it.


At March 31, 2010 10:04 AM, Blogger Luiz Pienta said...

Nice tanka! I´m a brazillian poet. My blog (in portuguese):


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