I dabble in an ancient Japanese form of poetry known as Tanka, the great-grandaddy of Haiku. Its speaks in present tense and contains five lines. The number of syllables on each line is 5-7-5-7-7. Below is an example:
Five lines it contains
Syllables are important
It can challenge you.
More flexible than Haiku
Because it’s Haiku’s elder“Tanka Toyin’ – 2020.10.02