I am writing this tanka for The Purple Treehouse's Poetic Forms : Waka.
I am sticking to the 5-7-5-7-7 syllables format for this exercise, though I used to write this form in less syllables. This is acceptable in modern English tanka. :)
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what then do i see?
a field of wavering grass
a blue sky of clouds.
but not your face, nor your smile
not today, not tomorrow.
© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011