Nancy Ruth Levine, my former student from my days teaching in the English Department at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut in the mid-Seventies, challenged me and others to a Tanka contest.
The Tanka is a Japanese closed form. The most typical meter is 5/7/5/7/7.
No one’s read the book
Except my three best students;
The slackers dream of spring break—
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