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    If the Literary translation category is created poems should be posted in this section for sure...Has anybody heard of the Haiku verse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrina
    If the Literary translation category is created poems should be posted in this section for sure...Has anybody heard of the Haiku verse?
    Yes! That's Japanese writing style... they're poems consisting of 3 lines, of 5, 7 and 5 syllables each, in that order, generally related to nature and similar topics.
    I used to be the "Haiku Queen" at high school... long funny (embarrassing) story.

    An example:

    La rosas rojas
    desbordantes de vida
    al sol descansan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrina
    If the Literary translation category is created poems should be posted in this section for sure...Has anybody heard of the Haiku verse?
    Literature section was created and this thread is already there

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    I believe tanka is 5+7+5+7+7.

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    Un gran poeta de nuestra lengua, el uruguayo Mario Benedetti, tiene un libro de este g&#233;nero, llamado "Rinc&#243;n de haikus" (no es lo mejor que ha hecho, en mi opini&#243;n, pero es interesante). Escribe, don Mario: <<Encerrar en 17 s&#237;labas ( y adem&#225;s, con escisiones predeterminadas), una sensaci&#243;n, una duda, una opini&#243;n, un sentimiento, un paisaje, y hasta una breve an&#233;cdota, empez&#243; siendo un juego.
    Pero de a poco uno va captando las nuevas posibilidades de la vieja estructura. As&#237; la dificultad formal pasa a ser un aliciente y la brevedad una provocativa forma de s&#237;ntesis.>>
    algunos ejemplos del libro:

    si en el crep&#250;sculo
    el sol era memoria
    ya no me acuerdo


    por si las moscas
    hay profetas que callan
    su profec&#237;a


    despu&#233;s de todo
    la muerte es s&#243;lo un s&#237;ntoma
    de que hubo vida


    la mariposa
    recordar&#225; por siempre
    que fue gusano



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    I believe tanka is 5+7+5+7+7.
    yes, I found the definition too... hey, Thomas... any author of tankas to recommend? (I'm not sure I've read any)

    thanks,
    laura

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    Default Tankas vs Haikus

    Hey, guys! Thank you all for your replies...but what's the difference between the 2...if there is any...

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    hi, sabrina,

    the difference is the amount of verses: haikus have 17 syllables in total, distributed in 3 lines (5, 7, 5 syllables each, in that order) and tankas have 5 lines (5, 7, 5, 7, 7).
    ;-)

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