Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 54 – Domesticated & Wild


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 54 – Domesticated & Wild

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Simple Guidelines.

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.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. 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
being domesticated
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.

Tweet them on Twitter.

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















24 thoughts on “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 54 – Domesticated & Wild

  1. Hello there! I’m a bit confused by the dates on the post. On Mick E Talbot’s page, your posts are current, but here- it seems like the week was over a few months ago. I’d love to join- but needed clarification on the dates please. Thank you.


    • The latest 4 October is Week 65 – Dancing and Freedom.
      On that post, just below my tanka poem, I have written – “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”.
      Some writers do go back and write tanka poetry from old challenges. Hope this clarifies your question.
      Have a nice day.

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