Tanka is one of the oldest Japanese poetry forms. There are five lines in a Tanka poem. The basic structure of a Tanka is 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7. In other words, there are 5 syllables in line 1, 7 syllables in line 2, 5 syllables in line 3, and 7 syllables in lines 4 and 5. Tankas are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions.
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Am a passionate Bengali from Kolkata, has been living in Mumbai, India, for many years. My passion for poetry led me turn into a published poet, a content writer.
My love for music instigated me to become a classical vocal singer.
I am passionate about blogging , and maintain a YouTube channel too. I hold a Master’s degree in English Literature and Education.
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Thanks so much Rishit