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  What is a Tanka - by Richard MacDonald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A Tanka is further divided rhythmically; the earliest Tanka were divided at the end of the 12th onji with a new rhythm beginning at the 13th and continuing to the end of the poem.
Tanka, at least in the classical sense, was used to touch on all sorts of subjects; especially after the decline of the Choka.
Tanka is also, but not always, used in a manner that includes nature in the expression of thought or feeling, similar to haiku, but because of its extra length, Tanka allows for deeper thought and expression of themes that would be too burdensome for haiku to carry.
home1.pacific.net.sg /~loudon/rick.htm   (3166 words)

 tanka - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about tanka
The tanka is not as well known in the West as the haiku, though it was the origin of the cinquain and inspired several of the poets associated with Imagism.
Early tankas were often written as a form of literary game, with one poet writing the first three lines, a second poet writing the last two lines.
As with haiku, the traditional tanka relies on the use of a few carefully chosen images, the aim being not direct statement or description, but the subtle evocation of a scene or mood.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /tanka   (331 words)

 What is Tanka? @ American Tanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka are 31-syllable poems that have been the most popular form of poetry in Japan for at least 1300 years.
Tanka were often composed as a kind of finale to every sort of occasion; no experience was quite complete until a tanka had been written about it.
Tanka have changed and evolved over the centuries, but the form of five syllabic units containing 31 syllables has remained the same.Topics have expanded from the traditional expressions of passion and heartache, and styles have changed to include modern language and even colloquialisms.
www.americantanka.com /about.html   (346 words)

 Tanka (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tanka is a genre of Japanese poetry (see Waka)
Tanka is a part of a Japanese sword
Tanka (currency) is also a form of currency that was used in medeival India made primarily out of silver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tanka   (101 words)

 Tanka today
Tanka originated in the Imperial court of Japan more than 1300 years ago during the Heian period (794-1185 A.D.).
In tanka, meaning is usually derived from the interplay of a nature element and an emotional element.
In tanka, the nature element usually dominates the first three lines, and the emotional somehow infuses the final two.
www.geocities.com /vgendrano/tanka.html   (179 words)

 Poetry Knowledge Zone - Class 12 : Tanka
Tanka written in English would be difficult to recite properly in two breath lengths.
If you are concerned with your English-based Tanka being translated to the Japanese language in a form that those reading it are used to, then you can stay closer to the Japanese model and modify it to make it work.
During this visit, a Tanka would be written as a reply to the first note, which the messenger would then take back to his master.
www.boloji.com /poetry/learningzone/pkz12b.htm   (631 words)

During this interval a responding tanka was to be written in reply to the first note which the messanger would return to his master.
So revered became tanka - and so eager were men and women to improve their own works - that contests were regularly held for the purpose of writing and reading of tanka.
Her own book of tanka, More Light, Larger Vision (AHA Books, 1992) is an interesting experiment of combining ideas of a new way to write a tanka (using enjambment, and 5-7-5-7-7 syllable lines incorporating punctuation within the lines) while adhering to the Oriental subject matter set into 20th century America.
www.ahapoetry.com /tanka.htm   (5171 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
This unit on the Japanese tanka encourages students to explore the structure and content of the form and to arrive at a definition of the structure in English.
Most tanka are five lines of 31 syllables, and usually the pattern for a tanka is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables in a line.
A tanka is a Japanese form of poetry that uses 31 syllables in five lines, in a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7, to examine an image of nature and connect it to a person's emotions.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=399   (2392 words)

Besides being a Tanka poet, Mr.Kansaku specializes in the study of ancient waka literature and used to teach at Toyo Univ. in Tokyo, his alma mater, serving for a time as its president.
The Japan Tanka Poets' Society edits and issues twice annually a modest publication, "THE TANKA JOURNAL," with an aim to encouraging people to write tanka in whatever language as well as to introduce modern and classic tanka works of the country by translation, mostly English and/or French.
In the latest issue, No.26, THE TANKA JOURNAL paid tribute to the late Father Neal Lawrence, a pioneer in the post-war age who started to write tanka in English strictly adhering to the 5-7-5-7-7 scheme, despite the arguments that syllables are not the same in the English and Japanese languages.
www.kajin.org /english.html   (674 words)

 Poetry Form - The Tanka.
The Tanka is a Japanese verse form, and its name is generally translated as "short poem" or "short song." It is an ancient form of syllabic Japanese poetry, popular in Japan since the 7th century (C.E.) or earlier.
Modern Japanese Tanka (edited by Makoto Ueda) is a good place to begin reading tanka, and it is the first collection that makes modern Japanese tanka available in English.
The simplicity and elegance of the tanka is beautifully translated and presented in this anthology, with biographies of the poets.
www.baymoon.com /~ariadne/form/tanka.htm   (941 words)

 Tanka the Equest therapy horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the Dakota language, 'tanka' means big and this pony certainly thinks he is. Tanka can often be seen out in the field instigating trouble with horses more than twice his size.
Tanka is full of character and he makes a wonderful children's pony.
Tanka was born and raised on a Dakota reservation.
www.equest.org /horses/tanka.shtml   (92 words)

 Modern Japanese Tanka: An Anthology:0231104332:Ueda, Makoto:eCampus.com
Tanka, a clasical Japanese verse form like haiku, has experienced a resurgence of interest among twentieth-century poets and readers.
Tanka has begun to attract considerable attention in North America in recent years.
Tanka retains the aesthetic sensibilities that circumscribe Japanese culture, but just as Japan has changed during this tumultuous century, tanka has undergone equally radical shifts.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0231104332   (154 words)

 Tanka - Night Fire Films - Films that explore the rich ways humans have made sense of their world through myth, ritual, ...
Tanka - Night Fire Films - Films that explore the rich ways humans have made sense of their world through myth, ritual, art and science.
TANKA, photographed from Tibetan scroll paintings of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, is a cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons, an animated journey through the image world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
"TANKA is brilliantly powered by the insight that Tibetan religious paintings are intended to be perceived not as in repose but as in constant movement.
www.nightfirefilms.org /tanka.html   (286 words)

: Tanka was found as a baby in the Karundian jungle, and was raised by old M'Pa. The identity of his parents remains unknown.
Tanka was made into an "Invariant", entrusted with the protection of a segment of the continuum from the depredations caused by the Arches and other entities out of time.
Tanka returned to normal time in the past, and was later instrumental in the creation of
www.hexagoncomics.com /tanka.htm   (241 words)

 MU Student Ryan Casey on Tanka
The tanka is able to draw the connections, but the path becomes the interesting aspect.
A haiku gives the picture; a tanka tells you that it is possible to travel from point a to point b on that picture, but it doesn't tell one how.
In this she suggests that passion is the heart of the tanka.
www.millikin.edu /haiku/studentessays/ryancaseyontanka.html   (1405 words)

 What Is a Tanka?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka have five lines, with a syllable pattern (in Japanese) of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables in the respective lines.
In feudal Japan, the ability to compose tanka was a prerequisite for a courtier.
A tanka usually breaks into two units, the first three lines forming one unit and the last two lines forming another.
web.umr.edu /~gdoty/poems/essays/tanka-def.html   (181 words)

 LPO--Self-Improvement: Creating a Poem for Change: Your Very Own Tanka
Tanka is the modern name of a form of Japanese verse that dates back over twelve centuries.
It is probably not an exaggeration to say that when many people first discover tanka, they experience a revelation about the power of poetry in their lives, as if they at last understand the transformative emotional significance both of reading others' words and of writing one's own poetry.
Around the world, tanka poetry is making poets out of people who never would have thought of writing a poem before.
www.learningplaceonline.com /change/tanka-change.htm   (348 words)

Thirty-one tanka and three tanka sequences will be awarded publication in Tanka Splendor 2005 and for each winning entry the author will receive a $20.
Individual tanka should be in English, written in five lines containing 31 or fewer syllables, preferably without titles.
The tanka sequence should consist of a title with three or more tanka, each of which contains 31 or less syllables written in five lines.
www.ahapoetry.com /TScontes.htm   (355 words)

 .Tanka. - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"Tanka is one of the oldest written form of Japanese poetry.
Of all the haiku-related formes, tanka is most like what we call lyric poetry ~ that is, poetry filled with highly personal and emotional expression.
Usually tanka, which was most often written in five lines or phrases in a
tanka.tribe.net /?r=10302   (182 words)

 Types of Japanese Poetry
The Tanka has been a well known type of poetry in Japan for about 1300 years.
Tanka tends to be longer than the Haiku so it allows the poet to express his or her feelings in more depth.
A well written Tanka creates a vivid image which is related to emotions.
www.dcate.net /JapanesePoetry/history.html   (503 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Poetry: Forms: Haiku and Related Forms: Tanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka - Jane Reichhold's tanka page: an index of links to her history of tanka in English, sample tanka that have appeared in her magazines and annual contest booklets, and so on.
Tanka Poems Of Turki Amer - Tanka poems in English and Arabic.
Tanka Society of America - Homepage of a nationwide society devoted to the study, composition, and sharing of English-language tanka.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms/Tanka   (464 words)

 TANKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry that’s gaining popularity with American writers.
Tanka is over 1,300 years old and is a predecessor of Haiku.
A Tanka poem has five lines with an odd-number syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 in the respective lines.
www.angelfire.com /ca2/blackbutterflypress/page24.html   (213 words)

 about JAPAN -Japanese Poetry: Tanka and Haiku-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka is one form of waka (Japanese poetry), consisting of five lines of 5,7,5,7 and 7 syllables.
originally encompassed a variety of forms, such as choka, tanka and sedoka, but tanka gradually became the predominant form until, from the Heian Era (late 8th century), the term waka came to be considered synonymous with tanka.
As a short form of lyric poetry, tanka stresses the beauty of life and nature, and a feeling of yearning is an important element.
www.oren.jp /japan_09.htm   (338 words)

The selected Tanka will be sung and recited at the Poetry Recitation party and the Commendation Ceremony for the 8th Hoshi-to-Mori International Tanka Contest scheduled to be held in July, which will be followed by the awarding ceremony.
The recitation of tanka which can be said the root of Japanese culture has been continued at the Imperial Palace and the House of Reizei.
Those who are interested in tanka recitation are cordially invited to join us since it is a rare chance for you.
www.tanka-hoshi.com /hoshie/oubo_e.html   (433 words)

 Argus Leader - News
Si Tanka University will close both its Huron and original Eagle Butte campuses at the end of the current semester if a renewed effort to get $850,000 in federal money released to the school by the Bureau of Indian Affairs is unsuccessful, school and tribal officials said Friday.
He has been working with Si Tanka and the tribe to resolve foreclosure litigation against the school after it defaulted on $6.6 million in loans and was hit with a $2 million federal tax lien.
Si Tanka was expecting $1.4 million for all the Native American students at Eagle Butte and Huron, and the money was a significant portion of the university's operating revenue.
www.argusleader.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050305/NEWS/503050335/1001   (1078 words)

 Tanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A tanka poem is made up of 31 syllables arranged in five lines: 5-7-5-7-7.
Writing tanka is much harder than writing haiku, especially in a language, such as English, which is not conducive to such tight forms of expression.
Perhaps, one day, you will write me a tanka poem and I will be moved to answer you with one.
www.things-japan.com /Tali/tanka.html   (270 words)

The Tanka poem has been considered the most important form and the oldest style of Japanese poetry.
It dates back to the 1300s.This verse consists of five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables whose intent is to focuss the reader's attention on a single event, or image and the mood that is associated with it.
While sharing some of the same concerns as haiku verse, Tanka poems often are romantic in nature or concerned with the temporariness of love.
elliotlakeeducation.homestead.com /Eng1D_Haiku2.html   (429 words)

 textually.org: Keitai Tanka, mobile phone poems
In Japan, tanka — the 31-syllable poems, like extended haiku, that have been a staple of Japanese literature for 1,300 years, is going mobile.
There is now a weekly keitai tanka programme on national radio, a keitai tanka magazine edited by Ms Kato, and numerous websites.
Tanka students spend years mastering the use of stylised epithets called “pillow words” and use erudite literary allusions from classical literature.
www.textually.org /textually/archives/2005/05/008186.htm   (194 words)

 Tanka 17458   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tanka depicting the goddess Tara in the two eye form found mainly in India.
She is surrounded by twenty smaller Taras holding the symbol of eternal life, an amrta vase.
Based on the evidence of the wall paintings at Basgo, it would seem that this tanka is a local product of the early seventeenth century.
www.umma.lsa.umich.edu /Orient/Koelz/tankas/room-1/17458.html   (120 words)

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Tanka is the older of these two forms, tanka being traditionally written in 31 syllables of and made of five lines, each line having syllables as follows: 5,7,5,7,7.
Tanka is written about deep human emotion, and was often used to communicate between lovers.
Below are beautiful romantic tanka, many which date back to the royal courts of the 700's.
intimatexpressiongifts.com /japanese.love.tanka.html   (145 words)

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