Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 8 – Lemons & Mother

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 8 – Lemons & Mother

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “lemons & mother” and write a Tanka Poetry.

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 your link of your finished Tanka to the comments below, I will reblog it and share and Twitter.

My Tanka –  Lemons & Mother

beautiful lemons

many more than needed for us

sharing with possums

its time to make lemon spread

like mother did years ago

Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Gold


Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge!

If you would like to participate then use either the prompt word or photo for inspiration and add a link to your haiku post in the comment section by using the Link at the top.

Prompt word – “gold”.

Here is my Haiku.

natures the answer

weather perfect sky so blue

field of yellow gold

Haiku Horizons – Week 132 – Prompt “Court”


Haiku Horizons – Week 132 – Prompt  “Court”

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Welcome to week 132 of Haiku Horizons. This prompt for this week is “Court“. Haiku Horizons will provide a haiku prompt each Sunday.

Write a haiku based on the prompt and link your post by clicking on the Link above.

            Family Law “Court”            

family court ordered

custody of the children

to the stepmother

             Netball “Court” – Sports

sports outdoor cancelled

netball court very slippery

due to a black frost

Carpe Diem – #1038 – Snow


Carpe Diem – #1038 – Snow

Today’s quote is by Lewis Caroll (1832-1898)

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  Lewis Caroll

Share your inspired haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form with us all here at our Haiku Kai by using the link at the top.

Tanka Poetry –  Quote for Inspiration – Snow

tracks running through snow

see the fun that children have

not aways welcomed

some young animals born die

leave it to mother nature

Carpe Diem – #1037 – Pleasure


Carpe Diem – #1037 – Pleasure

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Today’s quote is by Lord Byron (1788-1824) to inspire you:

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron

Share your inspired haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form with us all here at our Haiku Kai, use the link at the top.

For writers who find haiku too plain and lacking in emotion, the tanka is a great way to express feelings and let your love live. The trick is to not sound sentimental and this is usually done by anchoring the thought in the reality of the natural world.

Credit for the above Quote

Tanka Poetry –  Quote for Inspiration – Pleasure

take care with your life

pleasure is a mental state

love and surroundings

remember your younger days

carefree days without tension

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge 111 – Rhyme & Reason


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The Challenge words for

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge 111 – Rhyme & Reason

Guidelines are simple.

I use a picture for my poetry as “Haiku Poetry” in English is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.


vintage nursery rhyme

reason we don’t know any

times have changed them all

Carpe Diem – #1036 – Mountain

Haley photo Mountain Ranges South Island

Carpe Diem – #1036 – Mountain

Today’s quote is by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), an American poet:

Here is the quote to inspire you:

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” Theodore Roethke

Tanka Poetry –  Quote for Inspiration – Mountain

beautiful mountain

there are many more valleys

than the eye can see

every mountain has a path

I would rather stay right here

Carpe Diem #1035 – the colors of the spirit


Carpe Diem – #1035 – The Colors of the Spirit

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Here is your quote to inspire you:

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tanka Poetry Using the above Quote for Inspiration – The colors of the spirit

blue sky life is good

the colors of the spirit

if clouds are forming

the true sign of growth and life

red stands for fire so beware

Carpe Diem – #1034 – Let the Rain Kiss You


Carpe Diem – #1034 – Let the Rain Kiss You

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Today’s quote is by the African-American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) a wonderful and gifted poet and author.

Here is the quote for your inspiration:

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” Langston Hughes

Tanka Poetry Using the above Quote for Inspiration – Let the rain kiss you.

Young couple walking

Umbrella held overhead

No kiss needed here

Just let the cool rain kiss you

Magic moment will appear

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 29th at noon (CET).

Share your inspired haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form, with us all here at our Haiku Kai.

Glory & Passion – Tanka

Another great “Tanka Poetry in the English Language.” Thanks Helene

Willow Poetry


This week’s prompt – Glory & Passion

Artist within me
Ardent new passion abound
Discovery of gifts
Words of forgotten glory
Pen in hand heart listening


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