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Tanka: Spirit Of Snow




the snow spirit flew
poverty’s child lay awake
the moon lost its warmth
seeking warmth from twinkling stars
while the rich kids played with flakes…!

The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka poem. Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.

This was my first attempt at Tanka. Hope you enjoy this beautiful form of poetry!
Share your thoughts in the comment box below! 🙂

Also, read my first attempt at Haiku: After The Sunset!

Do leave your thoughts in the comment box!

Until next time,
Be kind to one another!
Bye Bye!

Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.


  1. Ila Varma

    Beautiful verse

    27 . Jan . 2016
  2. Haresh Makvana

    Beautiful indeed :)) It's really good to see you writing different kind of poetry.

    27 . Jan . 2016
  3. P V Ariel

    Hi Radika,
    This is for the first time I am here!
    A Well Attempted one!
    Keep writing!
    Keep sharing!
    Have a great rest of the week
    ~Philip Ariel @PVAriel

    27 . Jan . 2016
  4. ArchanaC Kapoor

    It's lovely Rads 🙂
    Cheers, Archana –

    28 . Jan . 2016
  5. MS Mahawar

    Beautifully weaved!!

    28 . Jan . 2016
  6. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you, Ila! 😀

    28 . Jan . 2016
  7. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you, Haresh! 😀 Yeah, I like experimenting! 🙂

    29 . Jan . 2016
  8. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Philip! 😀
    I hope that it won't be the last time you came here! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

    29 . Jan . 2016
  9. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Archie! 😀

    29 . Jan . 2016
  10. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much!:D

    29 . Jan . 2016
  11. Radhika Mundra

    Yeah, finally! xD
    Thanks so much! 😀

    29 . Jan . 2016
  12. Ikechi Awazie

    Hi Radhika

    What an awesome poem and it is a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  13. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Ikechi!:D

    18 . Feb . 2016

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