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Tanka #1

ageing with outrage
for warmth to be outdated
a three chambered heart
harshly dipped in cold lava
red is blood and love no more

~Poem 12

Author’s Note: A Tanka, is an ancient form of Japanese poetry. The poems are distributed among five lines, that follow a “5-7-5-7-7” (in total 31) syllable structure. They usually comprise several literary devices such as metaphors, similes and personification, and are generally about nature and emotions. Tanka poems typically do not consist of punctuations or capitalization of letters and also do not possess any titles. I picked up this style of poetry from an online friend from Ireland.


Your average girl.

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