Silence

Silence, both most loved

And most dreaded of all things;

Speak up, please, but silently;

Give me what I need to hear,

I’ll rest in quiet.

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Tanka poetry is similar to haiku (5-7-5) except that it is longer (5-7-7-7-5).

I find being limited syllabically forces my oft too verbose self to focus on which words and emotions are the most precise and relevant.

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