The Corner – Acrostically Tanka

The CornerDrowning in acrostic waves spilling over thoughts centred around trust, The Corner investigates the Tanka, a form employing a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern. The focus of such a structure presenting a short, yet challenging approach to interpreting form and thought.


Acrostically Tanka

Take my life you fiend
Rob me of my liberty
Undo the good work
Shoot your arrows at my heart
Tell me now, what have you won?

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An observer of Cyberian culture and an avid student of life - its mysteries, its intricacies, its wonders, its creation and, its future.
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10 Responses to The Corner – Acrostically Tanka

  1. Juliet Qoey says:

    Perfectly combined.

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  2. elspethc says:

    Like this a lot. Especially the last line stops the reader in her tracks so that instead of a yes me too feel it becomes and you and I might be different individuals. At least that’s how I reacted.

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    • The eLFonian says:

      Thank you for your comments. It’s actually a battle with our inner nature, the good we will to do and the evil we will not to do but actually do. I hadn’t seen it the way described but I can see how it also fits. 🙂

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  3. Muzzy says:

    G’day Alfy,
    Oh I do like this, such acceptance expressed so poetically.

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  4. Concise and effective.

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  5. elspethc says:

    Ah – of course it is. The everlasting struggle with the self/selves

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