Man

If only we learn

to stop meddling, intruding,

to mind just our own,

behind every disaster

would not be a man’s mistake.

 

 

A Tanka (short poem) is a form of classical Japanese poetry in five lines and thirty-one syllables.

Tanka adheres to a syllabic count.

  • Line 1- 5 syllables
  • Line 2- 7 syllables
  • Line 3- 5 syllables
  • Line 4- 7 syllables
  • Line 5- 7 syllables

Zenei

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