I was quite enchanted to see some examples of Tanka, like Haiku, but longer. The ones I looked at had a 5-7-5-7-7 rhythm. Deciding to try my hand at this creative means of writing, I offer my result to you, my audience. Thank you.
Crowded market square
peacefully they chant concerns
the leader ignores
Shutting the windows, the sounds stay
The people have spoken! Hear!
original poem by the author 9/27/2010.