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Tanka 5/7/5/7/7
Jasmine by Gypsy Blue Rose
 Category:  Romance Poetry
  Posted: September 29, 2020      Views: 35

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After a brief hiatus, Gypsy returned to take her place as a valued member of Fanstory. She has taught classes, won and placed in both site and member contests, and continues to flex her community spirit by sponsoring contests, and organizing a Japane - more...

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jasmine permeates 
bedchamber in penumbra —
fifty shades of grey 

musky scent tangled in sheets
my mouth hungry for your lips


Love Poem Poetry Contest contest entry

Author Notes
Artwork by Ikenaga Yasunari

TANKA is a Japanese poetic form originated in Japanese Imperial Court, where nobles competed in tanka contests and for men and women engaged in courtship. After a night of lovemaking, lovers wrote tanka for each other. Created 1,200 years ago, it can embrace all of human experience in its brief space with emotions of love, pity, suffering, loneliness, or death.
Tanka Rules:
First three lines focus on nature to set the tone; the first two lines are grammatically connected. The last two lines serve to deliver emotive impact to the reader; these lines should also be connected. The third line of the tanka must serve as a satori as well as a pivot line between the top and bottom sections of the tanka. Tanka may not exceed 31 syllables (5/7/5/7/7) but it can be less than 31 in a short/long/short/long/long format. Personification, metaphor, simile are permitted in Tanka. Capitalization and punctuation should only be used when necessary. No end rhymes. Alliteration should be avoided or used sparingly. click here

--Permeates= to pass into or through every part of the room (in this poem)
--Penumbra = a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
--"Fifty Shades of Grey"= is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film

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