At long last we're able to present more programmed poetry from Linda Crespi. (Her "COLLABORATIVE SONNETS" can now be found at The Alsop Review.)
For those of you unacquainted with Japanese verse-forms, a haiku has three lines, of five seven and five syllables. A tanka is a five-line form. The lines are five, seven, five, seven and seven syllables long.
But if you can cope with this kind of stuff -