Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 69 – Prepare & Surprises


#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 1

#weeklytankachallenge -69

Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “prepare & surprises” 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 below, 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.


Photo Credit

My tanka poem  – using the words “prepare & surprises”.

sun breaking through clouds
storm approaching from the north
prepare for more rain
a new day brings surprises
the harshness of nature  shows

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 68 – Medals & Memories – 25 October 2017. Thank you.

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

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

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

Vivian Zems – She is living her passion – reading and writing.

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.

All about Writing and more – Advice, Challenges, Poetry, and prose – Thanks for the reblog.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

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