Sad Panda

This type of poetry is called "A Space less Tanka" It is an Ancient Japanese Writing Style where the spaces are removed, It is read up and down and follows rules similar to a Senryu. Senryus were made from Haikus, A Senryu follows an emotion rather then a nature theme. Haikus were made for Wakas, Wakas were Spiritual poems it is a "mood" poetry form and is frequently about love, seasons, sadness. A Haiku is considered an unfinished Waka. A True Waka is a Haiku that has a finish. What the custom was, During your life span you would write your haiku, then before you died, you would finish it with the last two lines, thus creating your Death Waka. Haiku is 5/7/5, A Waka is 5/7/5/7/7. Ancient poets wanted to avoid the death part but still write sad / love poetry that was not about nature so they developed a Senryu, which was considered the saddest poem because unlike a Haiku, it can never be finished. Later poets in the 20'th century decided that they were going to finish them anyway and they developed what is known as a Tanka. A Tanka is not an Unfinished Senryu however because it is written as 5/7/5/7/7 from the start so of course Senryus remain the saddest poem because they can never be finished. All of these poems stem from the Original type called a Sedoka. A Sedoka will portray natural images or emotions and may contain a 'twist' after the second and fourth line Its structure is 5/7/7/5/7/7 and came to be known as evil for these poems were not poems you wrote before you died but rather, Poems you wrote before you killed someone, Usually before battle, and before killing a lot of some ones. (Note: In A Sedoka Each 5/7/7 stanza is called a Katauta .. The second Katauta is an echo or response to the first.. saying basically the same thing only in a different way. Basically two haikus that say exactly the same but are completely different) So without much further ado.......