WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!
Last month, I asked Gwen Plano to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. I didn’t hear from her, so I hope you don’t mind if I chose tanka prose as our form to work with this month. To be fair, I’ve had issues with Gmail lately. I don’t seem to receive half of my email. It’s really frustrating. I suspect some of these issues are Apple’s anti-tracking privacy features. So please, if you email me and I don’t answer you back, please send me a message on Twitter or Facebook so we connect. Thanks.
Tanka is typically written in the 5-7-5-7-7 or s/l/s/l/l five-line syllabic structure. Tanka prose always contains a title. One basic requirement: one paragraph, and one tanka. There are two basic forms in classic tanka prose: Preface (explanation), and the Poem Tale (episodic narration). No rhyming.
More on tanka prose HERE by Charles Tarlton, Toward a Theory and Practice of Tanka-Prose
READ the in-depth post below on how to write tanka prose
Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:
Not sure how to write syllabic poetry?
READ THIS FIRST: How to craft Syllabic Poetry
Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry
- Write your syllabic poem. Try not to use “ing” ending words to satisfy the word count.
- 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.
Follow the schedule listed below: