Using the words “Christmas & joy” 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.
- If you would like to write a Haiku poem instead of Tanka poetry, please do.
- In fact, the choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish using that prompt
Copy and paste the link of your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them.
My Tanka Poem using the words “Christmas & Joy”.
the season of joy
brightly in the air
Christmas Eve the happy night
waiting for next day was hard
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 75 – Shining & Winter – 13 December 2017
Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.
Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.
Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.
The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.
Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant
Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.
Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories