Pamela A Babusci -(the well-known poet and editor of Moonbathing, for the benefit of my other readers) - has very sweetly sent me two tanka links to help me learn the form. I don't know how far I am getting ahead with the "learning" part, but these links turned out to be a virtual treasure trove of such wonderful tanka by practically all my favourites, that I could sit here all day reading them and even if I don't write anything ever, who cares because now I know that I could never write poetry even half as good!
for fifty years
through all the weathers
of the mind,
I have loved the world with my eye
...if nothing else, that