Cee’s FOTD Challenge & Colleen’s Weekly Tanka
Reclined my heart then
Undaunted in its languor
Of love’s ardor roused, spilt blood,
Grandeur of open wound, spent.
According to Wikipedia,"Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of on (often treated as, roughly, the number of syllables per unit or line): 5-7-5-7-7. The 5-7-5 is called the kami-no-ku (上の句, "upper phrase"), and the 7-7 is called the shimo-no-ku (下の句, "lower phrase")."