Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 29 – Summer & Snow

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 29 – Summer & Snow

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “summer & snow” and write a tanka poem.

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

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “ summer & snow”.

winter without snow
there would be no life at all
we need the water
for survival in summer
when nature forgets to rain

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 28 – “inspire & growth”. Thank you.

The Bag Lady

Rhyme in time Blog – Added it to the comments in my blog. It is below, nice one

Flowers in a vase

Gingham-pretty kitchen wall

Warm setting to brace

Let tea into my veins race

Then don oven mitts for the brawl

Monika Sharma Added it to the comments in my blog. This was her first time writing Tanka Poetry. Looking forward to her writing more.

Don’t believe in inspiration

Just one thought come to my mind

A new growth in mine

My growth will be others

A thought will become an inspiration

An inspiration to others.

Jacforsyth

Sara at “And so it Starts”

S. Writings

Lynn at Mad Hatter Poetry

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 28 – Inspire & Growth

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 28 – Inspire & Growth

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “inspire & growth” and write a tanka poem.

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

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “inspire & growth”.

just one more coffee

to inspire someone to move

new growth will come soon

the garden is full of snow

let nature for full my dreams

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 27- “miracle & beauty. Thank you.

The Bag Lady

S. Writings

Sara at “And so it Starts”

Magarisa at “Detoutetderien 2015”

Jacforsyth

Micks Blog – Mick wrote his tanka in the comments

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 27 – Miracle & Beauty

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 27 – Miracle & Beauty

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “miracle & beauty” and write a tanka poem.

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

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “Miracle and Beauty”.

everywhere beauty

miracles all around us

occurring daily

just seen a new one myself

as I walked in the shadows

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 26 – “positive and self-pity”. Thank you.

The Bag Lady

Reinventionsreena

Micks Blog

Jacforsyth

S. Writings

dVerse – Haibun Monday – 28

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In response to dVerse‘s poets Haibun Monday-28 Prompt “Childhood Experiences”.

This is the first Haibun I have written if you are interested check out the link above

Discussing Mushrooms

It was mid-Autumn a time when mushrooms were plentiful on the farm especially if there had been the warm rain, we all would go out on the farm and gather mushrooms in our bucket.This particular year there was a shortage of them so some that were over ripe were picked to feed our family of seven. Some of those mushrooms were not suitable for eating never the less they were cooked.

With the results even now the thought of ever eating mushrooms at all, especially in a white sauce turns my stomach inside out, and I can still feel that belt that thrashed my body, leaving welts all over it.

Eating whitebait still reminds me of those white maggot looking grubs floating around in the mushroom sauce.

eating brown mushrooms
the kind that grow on a farm
autumn reminds me

Grimms Fairytale Version – Cinderella – Pantoum Poetry – Part 2

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Thank you, Theresa and Anne,  for the invitation to write my own “Cinderella” story.

Cinderella’s mother gave her precious blessings on her death-bed which were never forgotten
The king looking for a bride for the prince ordain a festival inviting all the beautiful maidens
The stepmother refuses permission for Cinderella to go as she did not have suitable clothes
Later the stepmother agrees she may go if she can do a simple task not once but twice

The king looking for a bride for the prince ordain a festival inviting all the beautiful maidens
There was much conflict building up but she remained good and kind as her mother told her
Later the stepmother agrees she may go if she can do a simple task, not one but twice
Her cruel half sisters cheated and made it harder still for her to be successful

There was much conflict building up but she remained good and kind as her mother told her
Cinderella does accomplish the task with the white doves that come’s when she sings a chant
Her cruel half sisters cheated and made it harder still for her to be successful
Not caring about the step-mother, husband and half sisters going without her

Cinderella does accomplish the task with the white doves that come’s when she sings a chant
Upset she goes to her mothers grave and ask to be clothed in silver and gold
Not caring about the stepmother, husband and half sisters going without her
The doves once again give her her wish and she looked beautiful

Upset she goes to her mothers grave and ask to be clothed in silver and gold
Dancing with the prince all night at sunrise she manages to escape from the prince
The doves once again give her her wish and she looked beautiful
After this continuing for a couple of days the third day the prince prepares a trap

Dancing with the prince all night at sunrise she manages to escape from the prince
One of her golden slippers stuck on the stairway in the pitch, now he will find her
After this continuing for a couple of days the third day the prince prepares a trap
He knows he will soon have his princess now with that golden slipper in his hand

One of her golden slippers stuck on the stairway in the pitch, now he will find her
Next day the prince set about to find out who’s foot fitted that dainty golden slipper
He knows he will soon have his princess now with that golden slipper in his hand
Those two mean step-sisters tried the slipper on their feet, but they were too large

Next day the prince set about to find out who’s foot fitted that dainty golden slipper
Cinderella father tells him that they keep a kitchen-maid in the house
Those two mean step-sisters tried the slipper on their feet, but they were too large
Even then those step-sisters insisted that the slipper would not be the kitchen-maids

Cinderella father tells him that they keep a kitchen-maid in the house
Putting the slipper on, perfect fit the prince recognizes the lady he had danced with at the ball
Even then those step-sisters insisted that the slipper would not be the kitchen-maids
Eventually, there was a wedding, she walks down the aisle with her stepsisters as her bridesmaids.

Putting the slipper on, perfect fit the prince recognizes the lady he had danced with at the ball
The stepmother refuses permission for Cinderella to go as she does not have suitable clothes
Eventually, there was a wedding, she walks down the aisle with her stepsisters as her bridesmaids
Cinderella’s mother gave her precious blessings on her death-bed which were never forgotten.

I have finished this poem with a happy ending, but if you have ever read this story it has a terrible ending, which isn’t in the interests of the younger teens that may read this.

Grimms Fairytale Version – Cinderella – Pantoum Poetry – Part 1

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Cinderella’s mother gave her precious blessings on her death-bed which were never forgotten
Always remain good and kind and god will protect you
She visits her mother’s grave every day to grieve and some years goes by
Now the gentleman that was supposed to be her father remarries

Always remain good and kind and god will protect you
Cinderella remember her mother’s teaching and remained blessed
Now the gentleman that was supposed to be her father remarries
Those two mean step-sisters banish her to the kitchen

Cinderella remember her mother’s teaching and remained blessed
She had nothing to wear but rags they called her ash fool
Those two mean step-sisters banish her to the kitchen
With no place to sleep but by the ashes to keep her warm

She had nothing to wear but rags they called her ash fool
Despite all this, she remained good and kind as her mother told her
with no place to sleep but by the ashes to keep her warm
She visited her mother’s grave often crying and praying

Despite all this, she remained good and kind as her mother told her
Praying to god with hope her circumstances would improve
She visited her mother’s grave often crying and praying
Still watering the flowers she planted with her tears

Praying to god with hope her circumstances would improve
The gentleman went to town, cinderella wanted was the first twig that knocked his hat off
Still watering the flowers she planted with her tears
He brought home beautiful dresses and diamonds for her step sisters

The gentleman went to town cinderella wanted was the first twig that knocked his hat off
That twig was a hazel twig which would bring good luck to her as it grew
He brought home beautiful dresses and diamonds for her step sisters
Planting the twig over her mother’s grave she kept it watered with tears over the years

That twig was a hazel twig which would bring good luck to her as it grew
She prayed under that beautiful hazel tree three times a day
Planting the twig over her mother’s grave she kept it watered with tears over the years
A white dove came and granted her wishes by throwing down to her what she wished for

She prayed under that beautiful hazel tree three times a day
She visits her mother’s grave every day to grieve and some years goes by
A white dove came and granted her wishes by throwing down to her what she wished for.
Cinderella’s mother gave her precious blessings on her death-bed which were never forgotten.

I would like to thank Theresa and Anne,  for the invitation to write my own “Cinderella” story Part 2 to follow.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 26 – Positive & Self Pity

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 26 – Positive and Self-Pity

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “positive and self-pity” and write a tanka poem.

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

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “positive & self-pity”.

christmas is over

a new year is here again

where do I go now

lost in self-pity wake up

positive thoughts will help now

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 25- “new year and prosperity”. Thank you.

Micks Blog.

S. Writings