#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 90 – Temptations & Relapse

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 90 – Temptations & Relapse

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “temptations & relapse”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

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

Tetractys Poetry   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys

A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1

  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

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 “temptations & relapse”

luscious temptations
holidays, diet relapse
stomach takes over
easter comes but once a year
leave room for that hot cross bun

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 89 – Breeze & Arrived – 21 March 2018

Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.

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.

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

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.

Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

Hecblobber blog title “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.

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

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

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

Sharing Hot Cross Buns all around the world.

Happy Easter my Friends. Enjoy!

Hot Cross Buns

29 thoughts on “#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 90 – Temptations & Relapse

  1. Hahahhh… Elsie, I love your Tanka poem! My man has been eating hot cross buns all week. I’ve never been a huge fan; thank goodness. There are enough temptations without Easter coming early… 🙂

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    • I’m like you, not a keen eater of them, but I usually have one on Good Friday.
      Yes, it doesn’t seem right Easter being so early, especially April Fools day on Easter Sunday, also in NZ Daylight Saving changes, it will be a strange weekend it takes me a while to get used to the clocks going back in Autumn, not so bad in the Spring. Have a nice Easter.

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      • Yes, the same for us! Daylight Savings ends next Sunday..! And Easter Sunday being April Fools just doesn’t seem right. Oh well, it is what it is.
        You too, Elsie; enjoy the Easter break..

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  2. Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Regards
    Wiki

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  3. Hi Elsie. I would also have had a relapse seeing all those delicious looking cakes and pastries. I kept away from shops over Easter so I wouldn’t be tempted. I made a cake for my son though. He is intolerant to chocolate so I didn’t buy any Easter eggs.

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