Tanka
Tanka is a Japanese poem of five lines with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables. Each tanka is traditionally divided into two parts. The first three lines are the upper segment, and the last two lines are the lower segment. In the upper phrase the poet creates an image or concept. In the lower phrase the poets present their ideas and thoughts about the image or topic. Tanka poems are similar to a haiku in a way,
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With tail flit and flash
Of deep purple and blue hue
Bird perched in tree signals:
Would be predators, lurking -
You've been seen, so give hunt up

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<<Note:>>
Why do many small birds flick their tails to reveal flashes of brightly colored feathers? It is not for balance; it does not help to protect territories; no
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