Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge was to write tanka prose. Some of you missed the prose part… but that’s okay because our challenges are about practice. Go back to the challenge post HERE and read about tanka prose. It’s important to learn the forms.
It’s that time of year again… my birthday! WOO HOO!
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Reena Saxena||9.||D. L. Finn||17.||theindieshe|
|2.||Harmony Kent||10.||Kerfe||18.||Jane Aguiar|
|5.||Gwen Plano||13.||Ken Giereke / rivrevlogr||21.||Sally Cronin|
|6.||Elizabeth||14.||Colleen Chesebro||22.||You’re next!|
|7.||Sarah David||15.||Goutam Dutta|
|8.||Yvette M Calleiro (correct link)||16.||ben Alexander|
I was so impressed with your poetry this week. Tanka prose is the form you should use when you’re looking to express your thoughts and feelings. The tanka portion (waka) is written in short phrases, like a song.
This week, Sally Cronin’s tanka prose was extra special. She included a recording of herself reading her poem. Not only is her voice musical, but the tanka prose is also outstanding.
Some haijin argue that Japanese poetry shouldn’t be read out loud. Why not? For me, spoken poetry creates a deeper connection to the poet and what they’ve written about. We write poetry to share our perceptions of the world with others. We connect through a poet’s words, written or spoken. Don’t be afraid to record your syllabic poetry. Experiment and have fun!
the seasons of life
as in nature are defined
from cradle to grave
each marks the passage of time
to the place we are today.
In the spring of my life I was hopeful and eager. In the summer sun I blossomed and thrived. The autumn still offers bright days, but they are tinged with chill winds created by the evil humans can do. I am wary of what winter will bring. It threatens to dilute the hope I still cherish.
I question myself can I still find the desire the words and the will to foster warmth in the hearts of those who ride icy winds © Sally G. Cronin
Starting this month, I’m opening this challenge up to you, the poets. I’ll select someone who can email me which form they want to learn more about and I’ll do the rest. ❤
This week, I’ve asked Sally Cronin to choose the specific form for next month’s challenge. Please email me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!