Exploring Types of Poem Series: #4 Tanka Poetry

Before-word: And concluding the series with a Tanka. I structured this Tanka with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure, it has 5 lines and a pivot. The pivot is intended to apply to the first 2 lines as well as the last 2 lines. The last 2 lines use simile and complement the first 3 lines. True to form, the piece can be read both forward and backward. Tanka are untitled but if I had to title this it would be: Heart Hijacked©


Decisive seizure
Heart in transit redirect
Uncontested force
Like cardiac arresting
Heart hijacked by love to love


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In creative solidarity, Dee

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