Using the words “portrait & lady” 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.
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- 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 “portrait & lady”.
a portrait takes time to paint
beauty of past years revealed
wondering what that life means
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 58 – Survival & Life 16th August 2017.
Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.
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.
Miriam Hurdle – A very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects
Susmita Mukherjee – Attempts at creative writing – nice lady
Through the fire blog – Writer Katherine, read her about the post, SAD. She is Discovering Gods goodness amidst suffering.
StoryTeller – Enjoys writing interesting short stories and poetry.
Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, interesting website
In Emma’s World – a twenty-something graduate of almost four years, now in the working world.
Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories