INFORM POET – THAN-BAUK

In view of the Haiku’s popularity in the West, and the rising interest in Asian poetry, it’s surprising that the Than-Bauk is not more popular. Than-Bauk, conventionally a witty saying or epigram, is a three line “climbing rhyme” poem of Burmese origin. Each line has four syllables. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second line, and the second syllable of the third line.

WALT’S EXAMPLE:

DREAMING NOT ALLOWED

Through the dark night
I just might sleep.
I fight to dream.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2018

 

MARIE’S TRY

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Man in red cap,
jolly chap, can
gift wrap “merry.”

(C) Marie Elena Good, 2018