Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 59 – Portrait & Lady


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 59 – Portrait & Lady

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Simple Guidelines.

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.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. 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”.

victoria age
a portrait takes time to paint
lady Arundel
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.

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

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


34 thoughts on “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 59 – Portrait & Lady

  1. Running in an extra visit with you, Elsie. Followed your like on the “crumb” trail. 😀 Thanks for reading me. I love recognizing your little icon. Feels friendly. 😀 You do write nice poetry. Always worth a visit.

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