Than-Bauk 6-7-8

they were deceived
how naive to
believe such bunk

there was a time,
reason, rhyme, and
fine lines were real

‘twas all the rage
‘til the page turned
a stage, upstaged



This Burmese poetic form is pithy and often clever, comprising just three four-syllable lines. The last syllable of the first line rhymes with the third syllable of the second line, as well as the second syllable of the third line.

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