EZ-PZ Writes – October 29, 2022

moonlight and dreams
wield life's schemes for
what seems likely


The than-bauk is a Burmese form with very simple rules:

  • Three lines
  • Four syllables per line
  • The final syllable of the first line rhymes with the third syllable of the second line and second syllable of the third line.

Here’s a visual representation of rhyming and non-rhyming syllables for each line:


The poem is conventionally written as an epigram, so it’s usually a clever or witty little poem.

Check out my Guide to Short Poetry Forms


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