27 comments for “A Tanka About Writing A Tanka

  1. September 16, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Tanka? You’re welcome.

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    • September 16, 2020 at 7:39 am

      No really, tanka

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      • September 16, 2020 at 5:23 pm

        Seriously, you’re welcome.

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    • September 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Who needs to go to university for a degret in literature when we can study poetry here!

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  2. September 16, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Tanka’s just a Haiku with two lines tacked on?

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    • September 16, 2020 at 7:40 am

      So it would seem

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  3. September 16, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Ah, that’s how you fill a tanka up.

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    • September 16, 2020 at 7:40 am

      You really feel the benefit of the extra fourteen syllables

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      • September 16, 2020 at 7:51 am

        So you spend a bit longer at the pump but it’s longer between stops?

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      • September 16, 2020 at 9:54 am

        I was trying to write a response using the phrase ‘metaphors per gag’ so I could discuss ‘mpg’. But I’ve failed. I just wanted you to know that I did try…

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      • September 16, 2020 at 10:44 am

        That’s fine, we’ve probably got enough mileage out of it now.

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  4. September 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I read recently that the government may mothball all of the army’s tankas and concentrate on cyber warfare instead. I don’t know what form they take!

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    • September 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      I doubt anyone really understanza

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  5. September 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    My tanka is empty.

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    • September 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      You can easily fill it up if you have some old haikus lying around that you don’t use anymore

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  6. September 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    SO that’s how it’s done! I’ll have a drink and get tankad now.

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    • September 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      You may have preempted my next tanka

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  7. September 16, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Tanka but no tankas? Haikus are hard enough… who decided to add the extra lines?!

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  8. September 18, 2020 at 3:29 am

    I figured the next mountain you were going to scale was tankas. I suspect you have a few cinquains up your sleeve too. I await them all with baited breath.

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    • September 18, 2020 at 6:17 am

      I expect to meet that expectation shortly

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  9. September 18, 2020 at 3:30 am

    Why do the comments now glow yellow a few times like they’re about to explode right after they’ve been sent? It’s disconcerting to say the least.

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    • September 18, 2020 at 6:18 am

      I hadn’t noticed – I shall pay more attention

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