Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 9 – Droplets & Water


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 9 – Droplets & Water

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “droplets & water” 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 to the comments below, I will reblog it and share on Twitter.

My Tanka – Droplets & Water

trees show many signs

true lovers of the moist earth

happy with earths hold

droplets of water drips down

moisturing the roots below

Below are the Bloggers that entered last week. Thank you.

Jac Forsyth

Helene Vaillant




Micks Blog

19 thoughts on “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 9 – Droplets & Water

    • Thanks, Carolyn, I’m enjoying it as I love writing tanka poetry, but it does take some time to find a picture and set it up. Very pleased I’m getting a few writers taking up the challenge, hopefully, I will get it set up as a challenge on the WordPress calendar at the beginning of October, then I may get more bloggers taking up the challenge to write tanka poems.

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      • Yes, Elsie, so true… Any post, with pic, can take quite a while to prepare (to say nothing of the actual creation of the contents). Though, there does come satisfaction with every creation, and improvement to boot.
        The WP calendar is a wonderful idea. 🙂

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