Using the words “dancing & freedom” 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 “dancing & freedom”.
lover of dancing
swinging and floating so high
just like the fairies
only memories in my heart
legs no longer have freedom
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 64 – Surrounded & History – 27 September 2017.
Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.
Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog
Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.
Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant
Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.
Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, weekly challenge for writers, interesting website
Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories