Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to share a new episode of Carpe Diem's "Little Ones", notwithstanding my lack of time I have found a little moment of peace (in my nightshift) to prepare this new episode.
This "Little Ones" episode is about the Burmese poetry form 'Thanbauk'. It consists of three lines of four syllables each. Traditionally, they are full of humour. It also has a rhyme in it. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second, and on the second syllable of the third.
X X X A
X X A X
X A X X
I found a nice Thanbauk somewhere on the Internet, it's written by Mya Thein:
(c) Mya Thein
In the above schematic "image" the A stands for the syllable which has the rhyme. I had never heard of this "Little One" until Bjorn shared a Thanbauk in our last episode of Freestyle. I like this short (haiku-like) form of poetry, but it isn't easy to write a Thanbauk. So decided (for myself) I give it a try, but without the humour, just the syllables-count and the rhyme. So here is my first attempt to write a Thanbauk:
his power hour
blue spider glimpse
I had to think this one over and over again, because I am not that familiar with the English syllable-rules and rhyme-words. So I have used a syllable-count-program and rhyme-word program on the Internet.
And another Thanbauk which I found on the Internet, I couldn't retrieve the name of the poet: