#Sparkling Quill


#Fryme-196: Ronka

Ronka is an invented verse created by Ken Ronkowitz. The form is Ken’s combination of haiku and tanka with a little bit of himself thrown in. It is a 5 line poem made up of 7 words (not syllables) each. He takes it a step closer to the haiku and infuses a touch of the season and ego-less-ness. The elements of the ronka are:
~a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines
~unmetered, each line is made up of 7 Words (not syllables)
~a season or a seasonal symbol is infused into the poem
~draws emotion from the image rather than the poet.