A November Tanka

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Dark the days are now

Winter bites as we look on

In November’s clothes

Breeding hope and dulling pain

Will we see this month again?

 

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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.

I have here ended my Tanka with a rhyming couplet

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One WEEK of My LIFE

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One WEEK of my LIFE

 

Murky Monday meets its maker

Troubled Tuesday tweeks and trills

Wobbly Wednesday winds its way while

Throbbing Thursday thrusts and thrills

Fussy Friday freaks and flutters

Sultry Saturday simmers and strains

Saintly Sunday saves my soul

As one Week wistfully withers and wanes.