The path to somewhere special

peaceful solitude

in a storybook setting

idyllic pathway

charmed with its bright undertow

mystery weaves its magic

What do you see # 144 – July 25,2022


The waka is a Japanese 5-line poem (or stanza) that is often considered synonymous with the tanka, because both have a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable per line structure. However, the waka groups its lines together in a particular way. The first 2 lines should make up one piece, the next 2 lines should make the next, and then, the final line can stand on its own–or as part of the second group.

It’s possible to end stop after line 2, 4, and 5. But other forms of punctuation can do the trick as well.


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Published by Eugi

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

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