Than-Bauk 13 – 14

funny thing, bliss
it exists but
we miss, trying

takes a pure heart
to impart the
true art of love


And that’s a wrap! A week exploring the Than-Bauk. It’s a fun little form with just enough of a challenge to make it interesting. On Monday I’ll be taking on the Landay, another micropoetry form consisting of 22 syllables and only two lines. More to come on that. Before I sign off, one more look at the bones of the Than-Bauk in case you want to give it a go!

Than-bauk Poems – 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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