WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. But let’s do something different this time.
- First, choose your favorite syllabic poetry form. Write your poem.
- Next, give your poem some different characteristics to make it something different. You can change the syllable count, rhyme scheme (add or get rid of it), anything you want to create a new form. Write this poem.
- Give your new syllabic poetry form a name.
My 3-5-3 haiku example:
keening winds— summer rainstorm songs flies cluster
I’m going to create a haiku (3-5-3) and a tanka (5-7-5-7-7 with an end rhyme of a, a, b, b, a) together and call it a tanku. Rhyme scheme (x, x, x, a, a, b, b, a). No title. I did a quick search… I didn’t find this form listed. Maybe it is an unlikely combination?
keening winds— summer rainstorm songs flies cluster thunder scolds the sky while cold pelting raindrops fly snagging leaves from trees, earth mother brought to her knees storm's rage rises in July © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, use one of the forms from the Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet for inspiration:
Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables
This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.
For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.
A simple yet very powerful syllable counter for poems and text which will count the total number of syllables and number of syllable per line for poems like haikus, limericks, and more. This site does the hard work for you.
THE *NEW* RULES
- Write a poem using a form of your choice from the cheat sheet. Follow my instructions above!
- Post it on your blog.
- Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL: https:// address of this post into your post).
- Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink). You might have to delete your previous entry.
- Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
- Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
- Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.
Follow the schedule listed below:
I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY.
If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:
#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Gogyohka, #Tanka, #TankaProse, #Renga, #Solo-Renga, #Haibun, #Chōka, #Cinquain and it’s variations, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma, #Badger Hexastich, #Abhanga, & the optional forms: #Diatelle, #The Kerf
Now, have fun and create some new poetry!
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