#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 106 – Enjoying & Pleasures


#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 106 – Enjoying & Pleasures

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

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

Free Verse – No limitations

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

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

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 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry. It 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   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 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.

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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “enjoying & pleasures

forest greenery
moisture dripping down slowly
growth below thrives
enjoying natures pleasures
dry summer weather coming

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 105 – Peace & Happiness – 18 July 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

Deepa – Author of Syncwithdeep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.

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

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

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

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

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

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

M Nakazato LaFreniere – Author of Cactus Haiku has a weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop, just post anything about food, a restaurant review, a recipe food photography, also helps with the “Ragtag Daily Prompt” every week.


27 thoughts on “#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 106 – Enjoying & Pleasures

    • Yes, so much beauty around us, we just next to stop a while and view it, let all the pressures of life escape our overworked minds and tired body. Thanks for commenting, have a great day.

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  1. Hey since you insisted on trying, I wrote a small para to describe beautiful morning in my blog. Would love to get your comment on the same. Please check my blog AMODINEE.
    Post : 1st Day@1st Job
    I will await for your feedback.

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  2. Hi, I was wondering if you would consider doing a collaboration with me? I have just finished making a mixed media collage with a rag tag collection of heart shaped items I have gathered. I want to put in a short meaningful (or whimsical) poem in the cookie cutter heart in the center of the collage. I LOVE YOUR POEMS and would give you full credit for the poem and provide a link to “Ramblings of a Writer”. The glue isn’t even set on the collage but I took a photo of it and put it in my ART FOR SALE section so you could check it out : https://whimziville.com/shop/.

    I have my fingers crossed but if you don’t have time to compose a poem I completely understand! Thanks for your consideration, Patty Thurlby

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    • Hi Patty, thanks for your confidence in me and asking for help with a poem. I would love to do that for you. How many words would you like it to be? I will write a few and you can pick which ones you would like to use. Should I write a post on my website for you or send it privately to you?

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      • Goody I am so happy we can collaborate! I believe the “tanka” (hopefully that is the word) style would fit perfect. If you would like to put it in a post that would work and I could copy it plus link to your post or if you don’t want to use it in a post you can send it to pattysgreenart@yahoo.com. Thank you sooooo much. One more thing, when I print out the poem for the cookie cutter heart what name should I put for the credit?

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      • Right, a tanka it is. I will post it on my website. I will send you a link in case you miss it. Just call me Elsie, that’s me. Hope that covers it all. Have a peaceful day.

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  3. […] starlight to soft music of croaking toads as they croon to the moon love found again with you ©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg Author’s Note: This week I opted to use synonyms of the words given in the challenge. Ramblings of a Writer Weekly Poetry Challenge- Week 106 […]

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