A Tanka Picture Book #Poetry

From Amazon: Life is alive with poetry; all the sights, sounds and smells. Blend it all together in your mind and you will begin to sing songs in your heart. You deserve a reason to smile, to feel good while pondering the magic of your world. You are closer than you think. Open, A Tanka Picture Book! Consider the story each picture shares through its visual. Enjoy how each is enhanced with a tanka poem. Engage your senses while on a journey of passionate creativity. To feel the excitement found in even the simplest of sights is why A Tanka Picture Book was created. Tanka is a form of traditional Japanese lyric poetry that uses 31 syllables spread out over 5 lines, to convey its message. The word “tanka” translates to “short song.” The short songs of this book elevate what may be considered average, to a new level of appreciation by connecting imagination and emotion. Those wishing to be inspired, those seeking an uplifting read and those who are simply curious to see if they might enjoy poetry will love A Tanka Picture Book. You can add this happy, little book to your print or electronic libraries. Be sure to pick-up an extra copy for someone who can use a thoughtful gift.

My Review: This is the absolute most beautiful book of poetry I’ve read yet! I’m creative, I write books, I do illustrations and paintings, but I’ve never written a Tanka poetry book. Sure – I can write rhyming prose but that’s it! 31 syllables written perfectly and the perfect art to go with each piece. This book makes you think. We can all sit on a bench under a tree and contemplate the tree as we view it, yet what does the tree think looking down upon us? A tree thinks about its view? Fantasy, right? Not fantasy when you read the Tanka. Five shiny gold stars.

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