She deserted his world and left

The above poem is a Tanka Poem in response to https://colleenchesebro.com/2016/11/01/colleens-weekly-tanka-poetry-prompt-challenge-6-wind-grace/

Tanka Structure and Content:

Tanka poems, when written in Japanese, follow a pattern of syllables 5-7-5-7-7. In other words, the first and third lines contain only five syllables each, while the second, fourth, and fifth lines have seven syllables. When translated into English the syllable count is usually thrown off. There would only be five in the original Japanese version.

Additionally, each tanka is divided into two parts. The first three lines are the upper phrase, and the last two lines are the lower phrase.

The upper phrase typically contains an image, and the lower phrase presents the poet’s ideas about that image. 

Many traditional poetic forms have a turn, a place where the poem shifts, and for the tanka, this happens between the upper and lower phrase. 

While haiku poems are usually about nature, tanka is often personal reflections on love and other strong emotions. Tanka also uses figurative language.

P.s I have serious doubts whether the poem written above is actually a Tanka Poem.πŸ˜€ You are free to rectify me.

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