Tag: How to Write a Tanka Poem

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. So, take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. You can use any subject, theme, or words to convey… Continue Reading “COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka”

How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I… Continue Reading “How to Write a Tanka Poem in English”

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry. (Please… Continue Reading “Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer”

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that… Continue Reading “Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER”

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that… Continue Reading “Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait”

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #2 Magic & Glitter

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that will help you write your… Continue Reading “Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #2 Magic & Glitter”

Contours of a Broken Heart – A Tanka

Did you ever wonder what a tanka poem was? As an example, here is one I wrote some time ago. A close cousin to the Haiku, Tanka are a Japanese poetry form which contains 31 syllables in total. There are five lines with 5/7/5/7/7… Continue Reading “Contours of a Broken Heart – A Tanka”

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