OctProWriMo – Day 1 English Tanka Poem – Prompt – Time

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OctProWriMo – Day 1 English Tanka Poem – Prompt – Time.

who ever watched time

never counted the minutes

time never stands still

you can never stop aging

so stop counting the minutes

English tanka poems consist of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

cheers to sunshine!

Entry for week 12 “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Prompt “Summer & Beer. Thanks, Amaka Paul perfect, it certainly rings the bell for summer.

somawrites

summer-beer

Blue skies and sunshine

lean torsos and bare bottoms

summer, here to stay

glasses and chocolate hues

a cold beer, thank me later

©Amaka Paul 2016

Posted for Tanka poetry prompt challenge

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Carpe Diem #1069 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 30th – Prompt – Leafless Trees

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Carpe Diem #1069  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 30th – Prompt – Leafless Trees

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 30th, 2016 prompt is “Leafless Trees”.

winter is over

leafless trees are now budding

the future looks bright

petals will be falling soon

waiting for fruit to show form

Carpe Diem #1068 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 29th – Prompt – Camellia

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Carpe Diem #1068  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 29th – Prompt – Camellia

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 29th, 2016 prompt is “Camellia”.

an evergreen shrub

camellia oil protects blades

plant seen in gardens

even used in a tea break

tis beauty in a garden

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Summer & Beer

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Summer & Beer

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “summer & beer” and write a Tanka Poem.

Tanka consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

This is for the readers that haven’t tried writing a Tanka and don’t understand how to write one.

Line 1 – 5 syllables, Line 2 – 7 syllables, Line 3 – 5 syllables, Line 4 – 7 syllables, Line 5 – 7 syllables.

What is a syllable?

  1. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
  2. You can use the picture above.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below.

My Tanka Poem – Summer & Beer

rainfall from heat storms

trees prosper by the moist ground

lush growth of pasture

haymaking it is summer

enjoy beer when work finished

Bloggers that entered week eleven “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Game Birds”. Thank you.

Jac Forsyth

S.Writings

Erhynireh

Somawrites

Helene Vaillant

Areadingwritr

Silverthreading

Carterford

Carpe Diem #1067 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 28th – Prompt – Poetry Reading

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Carpe Diem #1067  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 28th – Prompt – Poetry Reading

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 28th, 2016 prompt is “Poetry Reading”.

short of time to read

poetry reading tells the tale

stimulates the mind

leaves a live mental picture

real form of pleasure and love

Carpe Diem #1066 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 27th – Prompt – Beach

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Carpe Diem #1066  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 27th – Prompt – Beach

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 27th, 2016 prompt is “Beach”.

walking on the beach

as the setting sun went down

shells of sea creatures

gleaming in the soft grey sand

waves whispering in full tide