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A New Dawn – Tanka

Tanka consists of five units (often treated as separate lines when Romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of onji: 5-7-5-7-7.
   As the new day dawns
Yesterday’s wreckage is gone
   Today brings new start
Deliver hope with sunshine
Chasing the shadows away
TheMsLvh  © 2011

submitted to The Purple Tree House

Photo by papalars 

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  1. August 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Nice picture !

    Happy to see you are trying out the tanka form. To test your tanka, I will read, cutting the poem into two with the third line joining the first two, and the last two lines. It passes with flying colors~

    Happy weekend ~

  2. August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Lovely one. Of courst it works!

  3. August 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    A new day and a new start sounds good to me.

  4. August 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Oh Wow – i find tanka difficult at best – this one is really great. :)

    • August 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      would your feeling be hurt if I told you I wrote this in 9 min? Thanks.Jo.

  5. August 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    love the spirits.

    well done Tanka.

    feel free to share with poetry picnic week 2 tonight.

  6. August 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Yes, and thank the heavens for the free sun, beautiful and positive. I haven’t tried a Tanka, yet, one day, :) thank you for your reads and comments, much appreciated, WS

  7. August 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    hmm yes indeed, the dawn removes the shadows :)

  8. September 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I’m form-challenged, as you may have noticed. Your capture of this scene, the joy of shedding yesterday and looking ahead… so lovely. Thank you. Love, Amy

  9. November 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    looking forward to a new day,
    with renewed energy, wow,

    how divine.


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