Using the words “domesticated & wild” 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.
- You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.
2. 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 prompt “domesticated & wild”.
red fox a wild dog
does not mean a chain
I need freedom to be happy
shame animals are the same
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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Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 53 – Roots & Wisdom – 12 July 2017. Thank you.
Mick E Talbot – Tanka Poetry 2 – He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.
Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog