Sunlight

The giver of life
Provider, nourishing plants
Lighting up the world
Always present, everywhere
Adore your warm golden glow

 

An original tanka by
Khor Hui Min
20 July 2014

 

Poetic style
This poem was written in the style of a tanka. A tanka is a Japanese poem (also known as a waka or uta). A tanka poem is similar to a haiku poem, but has two additional lines.

A tanka has 5 lines and 31 syllables. The structure is as follows:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
Line 4 – 7 syllables
Line 5 – 7 syllables

 

I’ve shown my poem with the number of syllables per line as below:
(5)  The giver of life
(7)  Provider, nourishing plants
(5)  Lighting up the world
(7)  Always present, everywhere
(7)  Adore your warm golden glow

To find out more about tanka poems, visit the Young Writers’ Website.

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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