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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Seven Wonders of the World

A poetic form - Tanka

It is a Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the other seven.Syllable is the count of how we pronounce a word.For example, poem is po -em counting to 2 syllable and wonderful is won-der-ful counting to 3 syllable.Tanka is in the form of 1-2-3-4-5 lines with 5-7-5-7-7 syllable.In my poem I write about the magnificent man made constructions in Tanka form with free style writing.

Build as a defense
from the attacks of tribals
The longest structure
runs curving the earth
Its the great wall of china


A monument built
in memory of his wife
on Agra in India
by Shah Jahan to Mumtaz
Taj Mahal ,a love befall


The Chichen Itza
links with Mayan's Calender
with 91 steps
and with top platform counts to
Three Hundered and sixty five


In Rio de Janiero
He stands 120 feet tall
with his arms widespread
made of concrete and soapstone
welcomes Christ ,The redeemer


An amphitheater
build with eighty entrances
The grand colosseum
the monument entralls
50,000 spectators


Two thousand feet above
river Urubamba in Peru
enclosing remains
of observatory is
The ruins of Machu Picchu


About 800
individual monuments
carved magnificiently from
kaleidoscopic sandstone
Petra in Jorden

30 comments:

  1. Lovely seven wonders in a lovely page written precisely.Enjoyed your poem !

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  2. Wow..........7 wonders......nice idea....nice poem.

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  3. Thanks for the Trip... loved it..will cherish it for quite some time..

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  4. Children would enjoy history if it was presented like this ... very well done.

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  5. A beautiful tribute to the 7 wonders...
    Thank you for sharing and the info on Tanka :)

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  6. @all Thanks for liking my poem :)

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  7. what you just did is an achievement itself- not easy to write a tanka~

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  8. Hi Uma you stopped by my blog but did not leave an URL. Funny I was just about to go back to poetry potluck and find you but I was on the blog farm and took the link to this site and Wow It was you! I had no idea! Funny how things work out! I love to read Tanka and this is perfect the 7 wonders? very creative!

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  9. Great idea, and the tanka form suits. I like

    Cheers

    Luke @ WordSalad

    (mine are here -
    http://wp.me/pTeVg-cx
    http://wp.me/pTeVg-cP

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  10. @all Thanks for visiting me with your fabulous comments
    @Amanda ...lol after all its a small world :)
    Thanks for finding me .
    Your comments are all valuable

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  11. wow, you are so very thoughtful...

    love all of these buildings.
    super elegant entry,
    perfect for potluck...

    xxx

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  12. thank you for the guided trip...:)

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  13. DID YOU SAY THE SEVEN WONDER! THIS IS THE EIGHT WONDERS. I LOVE THIS CREATIVITY.

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  14. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/my-sister-lives-too-far-away/

    awards 4 u...

    Happy Wednesday.
    xxx

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  15. Happy Traveling,
    Thanks for the 2011 wishes,
    YES, you are the first one giving me the new year wishes.

    Blessings for you.
    Cheers.

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  16. you followed the form beautifully. excellent piece. enjoyed it!

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  17. Poetic justice to the wonderful wonders!!
    Very nicely written, Uma!!
    Thanks for this fine piece...

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  18. Beautiful images and interesting info in your tankas.........well done!

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  19. Lovely tankas very fitting to the subject nature

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  20. Very nice, very poetical, and very educational.

    Lady Nyo

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  21. MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm loved my trip around the seven wonders ~ sheer bliss ~ loved it ~ what more could you ask to be whisked away on this lovers day ~ Happy Valentines ~ Lib ~

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  22. Tanka Trip To The Wonders of the World - Well done and Wonderful! Thank you. Gay @beachanny

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  23. Wow well constructed tanka each so fitting
    Thanks for sharing with One Stop Poetry

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  24. Fantastic piece... love the exploration of the 7 wonders.

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  25. nice little trip you took us on there...

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  26. My, you worked hard.
    Not one, but seven.
    Nice idea to link them to the seven wonders.

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  27. A very out of the box poem and I am sure this way we will always remember the seven wonders by heart:)

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