Tanka 12

Poem By Masaoki Shiki

in memory of
the spring now passing
I drew
the long clusters of wisteria
that move like waves

Comments about Tanka 12

to respect the syllabic pattern, just a little editing: in memory of the spring now passing I drew the long clusters of wisteria that move like waves - this way, it is 5 - 5 - 4 - 7 - 4


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