Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 56 – Awake & Sleep


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 56 – Awake & Sleep

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “awake& sleep” 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 “Awake & Sleep”.

life can be trying
sleep maybe impossible
awake all night long
a cats life is what I need
napping on and off all day

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.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 54 Energy & Temperature 26 July 2017. Thank you.

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Reena Saxena Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Miriam Hurdle – A very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects

The Bag Lady – A widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

 Jessica / MerryMoonChild. Started her blog because she loves to write.

Susmitamukerjee Writes stories poetry, haiku, and tanka

Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, interesting website

Mick E Talbot    He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

22 thoughts on “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 56 – Awake & Sleep

    • Thanks for commenting, I had never heard of Tanka poetry either until I did the ten-day “Intro to Poetry” course on WordPress, enjoyed it very much, that was when I decide to start the Weekly Tanka Challenge, I have been posting a prompt or over a year now.
      Try writing one, I think you will enjoy it once you have written a few. Have fun.

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    • Hi Kim, great you have connected, funny I follow you but this is the first contact I have had with you for some time, not sure what is going on.
      All the best for a perfect weekend also.


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