Categories Medium- English Poems Random Thoughts Tanka The Brown Farmer Tanka 3: The Colors of Coffee Post author By a solemn punch Post date October 26, 2012 4 Comments on Tanka 3: The Colors of Coffee Pitch black coffee beans As black as their mother soil Crystal clear water As clear as a waterfall Together, they make rainbow Rate this:Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLinkedInTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags Caffeine, Coffee, Colors of Coffee, poems, Rainbow, Tanka ← Tanka 2: Poinsettias → Humorous Dispassionate 4 replies on “Tanka 3: The Colors of Coffee” Very nice. What is Tanka, what’s the difference between short poem and Tanka. Tanka has a syllable-structure of: 5 7 5 7 7 Just an expansion of Haiku’s: 5 7 5 Hi, thanks for stopping my blog 🙂 Never heard of a ‘Tanka’ before, thanks for the lesson – a great piece. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post ‘Fire in My Garden’. I’ve heard of Tanka before but didn’t know its structure, so I’m very happy you’ve explained it. Also, I recently found out, to my astonishment, that English Haiku does not have to follow the 5-7-5 syllable count. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.