Using the words “roots & wisdom” and write a tanka poem.
Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of – 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.
The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.
The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase. The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.
Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here.
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 “roots & wisdom”.
roots that held on strong
wisdom of years passing by
standing shading life
let me continue to grow
everything needs love even me
Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 52 – “Life & Fun”. Thank you.
Mick E Talbot – He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.
The Bag Lady – A widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.
Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer, check her out she may surprise you.
Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, Only one writer at the moment.
Magarisa is a pen name for her/his writing and poems, Tag Line – Getting out of my own way.
Marie – She is a teacher at a local primary school where she is a governor.
Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, interesting website
Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.
Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories
StoryTeller – Enjoys writing interesting short stories and poetry.
Sammi Scrabbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.
Edwin Ronald Lambert – He is a 19 years old college student, and lives in Aluva, Kerala in India.
There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.
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