Tanka: Disappearing Act
This is my first attempt at another classic form of Japanese poetry, called Tanka. The first 3 lines follow the 5-7-5 format of common Haiku. This is the kami-no-ku which refers to the upper part. The lower part, called shimo-no-ku, follows a 7-7 format. There is a twist of perception between the two. I hope you like it.
Stars float to infinity .
Veiled by daylight
Deep secret places vanish.
The sky's clever illusion!
© 2012 Catherine Tally
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