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Year 5A Tanka Poems - 短歌の詩

Year 5A Tanka Poems - 短歌の詩

Year 5A have been very busy this week writing some fantastic Tanka poems. What is a Tanka poem? Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables   A Tanka poem is similar to a haiku but has two additional lines.               

What do you think to them?


The calm waves flow by

Drifting away into dark

Approaching rapids

As it gets close to the mouth

As sundown goes to meet night.

By Blythe and Patrick


Sounds of the Sea

The angelic sounds

Are so beautiful and calm

As the gentle waves

Flow over the shining sea

A beautiful sight it is

By Molly McKay-Smith and Alex Shaw


The moon's reflection

Shines brightly on the ocean

Creatures lurk below

The waves roar like a lion

What a magnificent sight

By Ryan C


Disappearing by

Journey to the afterlife

Calm transparent waves

Peacefully floating away

Splashing in the ocean blue

By Carter and Kaitlin