Let’s Talk: tanka prose

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Let’s talk tanka… tanka prose, that is! The Basics of the tanka prose form: I try to adhere to the basic structure of tanka prose—which includes the five-line tanka written mostly in the form 5-7-5-7-7, but always in the format of s-l-s-l-l; where the middle line is a pivot between… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This week’s form: Tanka Prose Here’s how to write tanka prose: TANKA PROSE: We write Tanka prose from the first person point-of-view. The prose paragraph(s) must also seek to be, if not poetic, at least something that grabs our attention. It must compete with the verse in its… Continue reading

“Cherry Blossom Dreams,” an Idyll

It’s Haibun Monday, at DVerse, and Frank Tassone has suggested our poem alludes to cherry blossoms. Here in Michigan, it’s too early for anything to bloom… but I can dream. The warmth of a spring day washes over me in a warm caress. Under the cherry tree, I breathe in… Continue reading

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Form ~ Haibun

What an amazing collection of haibun poems this week. I want to thank Frank J. Tassone for the lovely image of Gertrude’s Nose. What a great photo! Mr. Linky has made finding the poems so easy now. I’m tickled with the results. Here is everyone who joined in: 1. Padre… Continue reading