#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

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… Continue reading

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

Twisted tanka

Chel Owens’ Terrible Poetry Contest was just the perfect bit of fun I needed to get my creative juices flowing! Chel says you can learn how to write terrible poetry HERE. The form is a tanka which is usually written in the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count. Tanka shouldn’t rhyme, and we… Continue reading

“The Woman in Red,” tanka, senryu, Abhanga

This week’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenge is an Ekphrastic challenge. Read the post HERE. It thrilled me when my friend, Rebecca Budd, introduced me to her blog called Chasing Art. I’ve always been interested in art, and the different mediums an artist uses to interpret their creativity. She shared John Waterhouse’s… Continue reading

Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

featuring your next read! From the Author Throughout time, the poet has used words to convey feelings, share ideas and unite the reader with their vision. Think Tanka uses the traditional structure of Japanese lyric poetry to unite the reader to the vision of the poet. If you can “see”… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 253 #ThemePrompt

The Holidays are Approaching Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I’ve read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers and poets. I… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 252 | #PhotoPrompt

The Holiday’s are Approaching Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I’ve read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers. I know I am!… Continue reading

Daily Tanka 11/15/2021

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#TankaTuesday: Kindness

This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge brought us the wonderful theme of “kindness” chosen by Harmony Kent. I couldn’t help myself… I had to give her a nod within my tanka. Harmony’s personality overflows with kindness, so it’s well deserved. <3 in our daily life kindness remedies hatred with a simple smile… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday – Mabon Dreams, #tanka #prose

The smell of wet leaves and dew always reminds me that the Autumnal Equinox or Mabon is not far away. The days are now divided equally between day and night. It’s a time to give thanks to the waning sunlight. This is a time of balance when I enjoy the… Continue reading