Hello everyone. Happy August! This week for #TankaTuesday, choose your own syllabic form and a chakra color to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write it and where you found the instructions.
This week let’s add something special to our color poetry. I want you to concentrate on the Chakra colors, and select one of those to feature in your poem. What are the chakra colors?
Chakra Colors In Order
Let’s begin by looking at each of your chakras and their color correspondence in order:
Here is a link that will explain the chakra colors: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/chakra-colors.html
Take a few minutes to reflect on the chakra colors. What color are you drawn to? When you picture the most vibrant color, what color do you see? What does it remind you of, what emotions do you associate with it, and how does it make you feel? Describe the impact this color has (on you and/or the world around you). What insights can you glean from this color and your interpretation of it?
Now write your poem… minding the rules of the form you chose.
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Color Meanings – The Power and Symbolism of Colors
Color Symbolism in Literature: What Do Colors Mean in Literature and Poetry?
Symbolism – Definition & Examples
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P.S. 🌈 Taste the Rainbow refers to colors. You do not have to write about a rainbow in your poem. Just include a color in your poem. 🌈
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 poem and post it on your blog.
*USE sodacoffee.com/syllables to count your syllables. That way, we are all using the same syllable counter.
*Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
*Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
*Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
*Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
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Upcoming #TankaTuesday Prompt Poets
💜 August Specific Form: Yvette
💚 August Photo Prompt: Reena
💛 August Theme Prompt: Sarah