Hungry but not starved she hurried toward the village chest heaving breathing in the familiar scent she knew she was home at last.
—by Carla Jeanne Picklo Jordan
This form is called a tanka. “The tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.”