‘On Lost Youth” . . . A TANKA
Still lusting for life
It so defeats me to cry
Joy now comes with pain
Bringing thoughts of what has been
Youth will never come again
Tanka is a genre of classical Japanese poetry meaning a short poem, and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.
A Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per unit or line). Wikipedia