Six poetics #5 (Tanaga)

5 in a series of 6

‘Tanaga’ here now in view
which I think is overdue
Filipino verse for you
coupled with a lovely view

©Jemverse

‘Tanaga’ is a traditional Filipino poetic form comprising four lines of 7 syllables with an AAAA rhyming sequence

Photo – ‘Interaction’ by Victorio Edades (with Carlos V Francisco & Gala B Ocampo) 1935

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JanBeek
    Sep 18, 2020 @ 15:47:22

    I love learning new (new to me) poetry forms. Thank you for explaining that “‘Tanaga’ is a traditional Filipino poetic form comprising four lines of 7 syllables with an AAAA rhyming sequence.” I once wrote a poem about a man for whom I was a “Senior Companion.” All the lines were either 6 or 7 syllables each. Is there a name for poems that are longer than 4 lines that have a syllabic meter? Like sextuplets or what would seven be called?

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