Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “explosion & blocked” 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 “explosion & blocked”.

fire in the forest
look out may be explosion
move or get blocked in
burning trees have no mercy
they dissolve with a sizzle.

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 60 – Space & Dream 30 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, also has his own challenge.

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

Susmita Mukherjee – Attempts at creative writing – nice lady

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

Miriam Hurdle – Shower of Blessings lady a very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects.

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

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Sammi Scrabbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.

Edwin Ronald Lambert – He is a 20 years old college student, and lives in Aluva, Kerala in India.

Night Unlatched – Writings, Raven-hued & Redeemed


28 thoughts on “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked

  1. The forest fires have been devastating in many areas around the globe. My area has had “poor air quality” alerts from fires in the US and Canada, and I’ve really felt it–hard to breathe easily, and I was sick for a couple weeks–bummer. I wanted to thank you for being so generous with your prompts that have no deadlines–as sometimes I just can’t get all the writing I want to do accomplished in a week 🙂 Bless you!!

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    • Not good forest fire, especially for people that having breathing problems and not nice being ill because of it.
      No problem if you are late or want to take on one of the tanka challenges from another week, I will still tweet them and add them to the right week.
      Happy days.


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