The Manyoshu or Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves is an anthology of ancient Japanese poems compiled c. 759 CE during the Nara Period but including many earlier works.
How do you write waka poetry?
Waka Poems The first 2 lines should make up one piece, the next 2 lines should make the next, and then, the final line can stand on its own--or as part of the second group. Its possible to end stop after line 2, 4, and 5. But other forms of punctuation can do the trick as well.
What is the difference between tanka and haiku?
Tanka and haiku are both traditional short forms of Japanese poetry. Haiku consists of three syllable units and seventeen syllables, whereas Tanka consists of five syllable units and thirty one syllables.