Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤
This week, I’ve chosen Linda, from Charmed Chaos, as the Poet of the Week, for her poem, “Swamp.”
I think good poetry should paint a picture in our mind, especially when it’s syllabic poetry like a Tanka. It’s all in the selection of the words. Read this poem silently, and then read it aloud. Splendid!
In Linda’s poem, the alliteration is musical with the words: “keens, croon, and dripping”—all words using a double vowel or consonant. There is a flowing rhythm to this poem with the last line sounding musical too: “green moss grows…”
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” ― Dylan Thomas —via Wordsdance.com
The new Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge will be up tomorrow! See you then. ❤