Why did it end then,
Before we had time to learn
That they were wrong when
They told us our love would die,
And we’d see that by and by?
*Tanka are 31-syllable poems that have been the most popular form of poetry in Japan for at least 1300 years. As a form of poetry, tanka is older than haiku, and tanka poems evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality