A short verse in which thanks are given for the people who could not fit everything they wanted to say into as little as seventeen syllables, so they invented a longer verse form. This way there was always another option for squeezing all of their profound genius in if they were just too wordy.

the haiku challenge
is fit all your syllables
wish it could be long
er sometimes but a tanka
does provide some extra space

Thank you for visiting Scribblans today. Sorry it probably wasn’t very good.
This bit of text here used to be me wittering on and effectively begging you to share the post, but I have decided not to bother with all that for 2021. Most people ignore it anyway.