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.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.
For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.
I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.
This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. ❤
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 The Dark Netizen to be the poet of the Week for his Senryu poem, “Wine.” By the way, netizen means someone who uses the internet… habitually! I found that quite humorous and the perfect name. 😀
Last week, The Dark Netizen and I had a bit of a discussion about how Senryu poems seem to appeal to men sometimes more than women. Of course, that isn’t always the case, but I have noticed our male poets tend to gravitate toward the Haiku and Senryu. Is it the brevity of words, or is it the form itself that attracts them?
This poem fits the rules for a Senryu found HERE. It has a humorous/snarky twist at the end. The object of this form is to offer the image of a human in action, doing something relatable, familiar, ironic or even embarrassing. When writing senryu, you could choose moments from your own life that have caused you, or others, to giggle. Remember, the tone of the senyru is always humorous, sometimes even sarcastic.
I laughed at the end of the Senryu. It had both humor and irony present! 😀
Poisoned wine, picked wrong glass,
My scheme ended me.
© 2018 The Dark Netizen
See you tomorrow for the new challenge! Thanks for stopping by. ❤