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A Controversial Tanka

December 14, 2018
By Bruvton DIAMOND, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bruvton DIAMOND, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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"They don't think it is what it does, but it do." ~Oscar Gamble


Scroonched, scraunched dialect.
A halfpennyworth in Cholmondeley, you say?
It fits in that line.
Pronounced "haifth" and "Chumly", they say.
Brits say Featherstonehaugh is "Fanshaw"


The author's comments:

Tankas are like haikus, but longer. The lines are 5 syllables, then seven, then five, then seven, then seven. This technically counts as a tanka, but should not.


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