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© Sigrid Saradunn 2013 fog at Somesville Library

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This “Little Ones” episode

is about the Burmese poetry form ‘Thanbauk’. 

It consists of three lines of four syllables each.

Traditionally, they are full of humour.

It also has a rhyme in it.

The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line,

the third syllable of the second,

and on the second syllable of the third.

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X X X A

X X A X

X A X X

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I tried for “Thanbauk” form, without the humor.

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fog over lake

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small green snake slinks

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frogs take long nap

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