Tankas

A Tanka is a 31 syllable poem from Japan. It has a syllabic structure of 5,7,5,7,7. We studied several examples before deciding to write our own. The children worked in groups and showed considerable skill in adapting to this new form of poetry. There are several great examples for you to read..

Cameron

Despair

Despair is darkness

Bullying you on purpose

Chaos it creates

Fighting back is the true way

Destroying you bit by bit

 

Madeline

Flying

A beautiful dream.

That is what it has to be.

Flying is amazing.

I would like to fly forever.

This has to be a lovely dream.

Eve

Flying

I am in the air

Not sure what I am doing

Feeling scared but safe

Stuck in a magical world

Filled with the best surprises

 

John

Despair

Don’t know what to do

The cuts of sadness don’t heal

Engulfed in blackness

I feel as if I’ve been drained

I dream of nothing but evil

 

Lily

Despair.

A bad feeling sinks

Stains my heart with dark despair

Bad news runs through me

Like an old electric wire

That sticking feeling, despair.

 

 

 

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