We’re all pretty familiar with the haiku with its 5-7-5 rhythm, but let’s beef it up today and write a Tanka

Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of on (often treated as, roughly, the number of syllables per unit or line): 5-7-5-7-7.

Tank

Tank” flickr photo by jtcoleman shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

(Not like this, this is a tank!)

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