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🎭 What .. more Tanaga?

So, wondering what I am on about?

I am filling life with more creativity and trying to do it in a unique way. Welcome to my own Tanaga Movement. 💌

I recently discovered ” The Art of Tanaga” a classic Tagalog poetry that originated in the Philippines, which dates back to 1500. It is similar to a Japanese haiku but not quite, and many get quite passionate about the differences.

A Tanaga traditionally, has no titles as they are poetic forms that speak for themselves. Most are handed down by oral history and contain proverbial forms, moral lessons, and snippets of a code of ethics.

The Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

The Tanaga consists of four lines with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line - that is to say a 7–7–7–7 Syllabic verse, with an AABB rhyme scheme.

Poets test their skills at rhyme, meter and metaphor through the Tanaga because not only is it rhymed and measured but also exacts skillful use of words to create a puzzle that demands some kind of an answer.

Check out my previous post to find out more here.

While the Tanaga is originally intended to be written in Tagalog, it has been written in other languages such as English. Like-minded poets from all over the world are encouraged to utilize the Tanaga.

I found a few examples here on PROUDPINOY By Mary Grace Patulada and another example on the Wattpad website by Chemis3.

Here is my contribution to the movement;

Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash

You say, you like to see me,

I think we can never be

I ask you to set me free

You say my life is the fee



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