|View from a ranch, One.|
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|View from a ranch, Three.|
|View from a ranch, Four.|
|View from a ranch, Five.|
|My escort, Milo.|
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|Undercover gnome ponders Haibun.|
“Tanka consists of five units (often treated as separate lines when Romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of onji:
5-7-5-7-7.The 5-7-5 is called the kami-no-ku ("upper phrase"), and the 7-7 is called the shimo-no-ku ("lower phrase"). Tanka is a much older form of Japanese poetry than haiku.”From AmericanTanka.com: “A tanka is a five-line poem that evokes a single moment with vivid precision and emotional veracity.”
A haibun example from Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry"Haibun is a literary composition that combines prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and includes, but is not limited to, the following forms of prose: autobiography, biography, diary, essay, historiography, prose poem, short story and travel literature.
A haibun may record a scene, or a special moment, in a highly descriptive and objective manner or may occupy a wholly fictional or dream-like space. The accompanying haiku may have a direct or subtle relationship with the prose and encompass or hint at the gist of what is recorded in the prose sections."