Sunday, 26 January 2014

#31PoeticFormsIn31Days #27Tanka

Jesus on Lake shore
Sees fishermen at their nets
Calls out "follow me"
Come and be fishers of men
They followed right there and then

(This is inspired by the gospel passage Matthew 4:17-23 when Jesus calls his first disciples.  The image are crafts the kids made at God Squad when we thought about this passage this morning. )

A tanka poem is a Japanese poem with two extra lines than the haiku.  These five lines have a grand total of 31 syllables which take the form 5,7,5,7,7. The tanka is also be known as a waka or uta.

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