7. Tanka Prose

We are beginning to explore haibun and tanka prose.  As we understand it, haibun combines prose and haiku while tanka prose combines prose and tanka.  Our research reveals various definitions of theses forms.  The relationship between the prose and the poem or poems are significant.  Perhaps the poem clarifies the insight of the writer, bringing home the revelation.   Or the poem shifts in a meaningful and mysterious way leading the reader to participate and reflect.  As we practice, we will share our discoveries.  We invite your efforts and would be grateful for submissions from experienced poets who might care to show us how it’s done.

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