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Poems - tiny crabs
I depend on the line break to add the pause. such little and subtle decisions. My original last two lines were:
don't worry, crabs, I promise
to tread softly on this world
I post in a tanka forum. the people thought that was too heavy and they didn't like the 'enjambment' - one line running into another.
There are certain minimal guidelines that I try to follow. Another is that you avoid end-rhymes and, indeed, rhyming altogether.
I am willing to try to write withn the guidelines as much as possible so that the poem can be called a tanka.
I have become smitten with the form, because you can use metaphor and simile and include emotional lines as well. Haiku is much more 'objective'. I love writing short poems, so I have been writing nothing but these for about three weeks.
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