... of 5 lines where the middle line acts as a pivot, i.e. it can be read in conjunction with the first two lines, or it can be read as the line that leads into the final two. Here are a couple of examples of mine:
What it might be called
are sharing a beach picnic
I breathe in the cold sea-air
and what I want to call, love.
First published in Modern English Tanka 2007
How the story ends
In myths the lost girl
is saved by a prince or eaten
in the forest
I will cut off my hair
paint my nails red.
First published in Simply Haiku Fall 2007
I've been reading Jane Hirshfield who says in an essay about short poems:
Whole fields of saffron pollen can be held in a one-ounce glass vial, acres of lavender in a few drops of oil. The same distillations occur in certain poems’ words.