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Topics - William O

New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Tanka
January 02, 2013, 10:18:17 PM
I am intrigued by tanka and would like to try my hand at it.  Do any of you have experience with the form?  I am particularly interested in writing love poems with this form. 

The problem is, it confounds me!  I can't hear the 'cadence' of tanka like I can with haiku.  I feel lost reading tanka.  Maybe I just have a haiku mind :)

Does anyone have any resources, tips, tutorials, book suggestions, divine intervention, anything that can give me a clue about this ancient form of emotional expression?

Topic: The Classic Haiku Masters

Basho, Buson, Issa, Ikkyu, Shiki, Chiyo-ni, Hokushi, and of course others.

How have they influenced your work?  Which of their haiku are your favorites?   Whose work most resembles your own?  Who do you feel most 'connected' to?

Begin Discussion Series 1: The Masters.  Please keep your discussion to the aforementioned topic: The Masters of Haiku.
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