Tanka Poem: The Sorrowful Night

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"The Sorrowful Night"


The swirling mist

Covering the dark street

The sorrowful night

Why does it feels so chilly?

Maybe it wanted some warmth?

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The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.

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How sorrowful and deep. I can imagine the loneliness of the person in the poem.

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