a TANKA is a pattern of syllables as such:  5-7-5-7-7.

 

INSTEAD

Poem forms are nuts

Fun? Maybe.  Trying?  For sure.

My brain is numb now.

I like dogs playing poker

And dancing girls in saloons.

 

CLASSIC

Swing batter, swing hard.

Hit the ball over the fence.

That is a home run.

And Homer was a poet

Of some very long poems.

 

AROMAS

Pungent onion stew

Always fills my stomach up.

My nose smells the stench.

I want some cinnamon tea

With it.  And ice cream.

 

SUGGESTIVE

Eroticism.

How do we define that sense?

Ticklish naughty stuff

That should be kept to one’s self.

I bet you blush at this one.

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