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Child’s Laugh, Waka/Tanka #1

This month’s poetry form from The Purple Treehouse http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/, is the Japanese Waka (or Tanka). In it’s English form, it is written in five lines with syllable counts of 5-7-5-7-7. It is the perfect follow-up for last month’s Haiku. As … Continue reading


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She Weeps

The Purple Treehouse, http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/poetic-forms-classic-haiku.html, is a new site for posting haiku. I thought haiku was something one did to kill time while they had writers’ block, until several months ago. I was studying several forms of poetry and haiku was … Continue reading

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