#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 88 – Balance & Grace

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 88 – Balance & Grace

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “balance & grace”  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.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. 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 poem 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 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 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?

  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 to 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 “balance & grace”

truly amazing
with balance and perfect grace
bounding over ice
I can’t walk a slippery path
without sitting on my seat

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 87 – Spring & New Life – 7 March 2018

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

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

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.

Reena Saxena Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.

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

Indira – She knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

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

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

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.

15 thoughts on “#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 88 – Balance & Grace

      • I hope yours will be peaceful and relaxing, Elsie. Thank you for often liking my posts and usually I catch up with you more but my son moved into my one bedroom apartment and has needed my emotional support. He has a wife who is divorcing him, three young children. xo 💖

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      • Sorry to hear the bad news, that’s very stressful. Thinking of you sending blessings your way, I had one of my sons in the same position and it’s not easy, even now my grandchildren often come to me and talk about those troubled days, life was never easy for them after their parent’s divorce and their mother remarried. Kind Thought’s.

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