Tanka T007

Someone seeking a
Half stanza poem was shown
My blog by Google –
Hold it – is a half stanza
Poem even possible?




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…


A quirk of online search algorithms led to the situation described, with the proof shown in the screen capture of the WordPress Dashboard below.

half-stanza poem search

I suppose a “half-stanza” is possible, if you consider a set form like a sonnet where stanzas are defined to be so many lines of certain rhyme schemes. Then you could half complete one in the midst of writing it.

However, a half-stanza poem, I don’t think is philosophically possible. That’d be like a half-slice pie, it would seem to me.

The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.


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