Friday, May 3, 2013

André Surridge’s new cricket tanka

André Surridge, a contributor to A Tingling Catch, recently wrote a new cricket poem (a tanka).
A tanka is a Japanese form of poetry consisting of five lines whereas a haiku is traditionally a three-line Japanese poem.
A tanka contains some of the qualities of haiku.
Surridge’s work is closer to senryu (humorous haiku):


cricket stat -
the great W G Grace
was once dismissed
by Arthur Conan Doyle
now that's a mystery

© André Surridge 2012

First published by Tony Chad in Valley Micropress, Vol. 15, Issue 10, December 2012.

See also previous post on Surridge’s haiku:

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