Using the words “light & dark” 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 “light & dark”.
small rays of bright light
reflects a kaleidoscope
dark and light colors
reminding me of schooldays
hurrying home every night
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 78 – Animals & Love – 3 January 2018
Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.
The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.
Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog
Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant
Daniel Julian is the owner of Word Florilegium a WordPress website he is an author, you will find him on Amazon, please check it out, the link is at the top of this site, just click “author”.
Alice is the owner of Alice Muses WordPress blog, she say’s she is a very simple girl who has a passion for writing again.
Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.
Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories