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.
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.