#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 81 – Transport & Exercise

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 81 – Transport & Exercise

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “transport & exercise”  to write a poem – Any form, your choice.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Triolet  Poetry is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

The Structure of a Triolet Poem

A Triolet consists of 8 lines.
The rhyming scheme is:
AB, aA, abAB

Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Shadorma Poetry is a Spanish poetic form.

A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme.

It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

A tanka with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry

Retourne is a French form of poetry.  Retourne is in tetrameter,  sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 1 line 1 

Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 1 line 4

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 2 line 2 

Stanza 2 line 3 

Stanza 2 line 4

Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 3 line 2 

Stanza 3 line 3 

Stanza 3 line 4

Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 4 

Stanza 4 line 2 

Stanza 4 line 3 

Stanza 4 line 4

Tanka Poetryconsists 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 photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the 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 prompt “Transport & Exercise”.

driving so icy
transport problems, too much snow
life must go on though
the shovel comes out again
exercise, keeping me warm

Bloggers that wrote for the “Weekly  Poetry Challenge” Week 80 – Nature & Peace – 17 January 2018

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

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, she says she is just a girl in love with words.

Sarah Whiley She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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 Author of Bilocalalia loves to dream, she dreams of living in two places and in her mind she does, please take a look at her blog

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

Charmedchaos – Linda writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

My Feelings, My Freedom, owner Vandana Bhasin, likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out, please.

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