Bright illumination fades
Dimming all around
Nest-ward birds return to roost
And in inky blackness sleep
The Tanka form in English is a poem of five lines with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. A true Japanese Tanka counts thirty-one sounds as the Japanese do not count syllables in Haiku or Tanka. These poems typically do not have a rhyme structure.
The two words for this week: