#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst

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

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

My Tanka

nourishment of life
thirst will power everyone
water is traverse
a symbol for emotions
cherish, but beware of it

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. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines

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.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 109 –  Mystery & Pondering – 15th August 2018

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

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

Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, say’s she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

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

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

Author of Poems of a Preacher

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

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

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

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.

28 thoughts on “#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst

  1. K, every time I read one of your Tanka poems I get this need to sit a spell and mull. It’s become obvious to me that I’m attempting to wrap my mind around the breathe of it, which I also believe is helping me form new brain cells. Thank you!

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    • Thank you for commenting my dear friend, I always enjoy reading your comments, they make me stop and think also about what I write. About brain cells, they say you can form new cells, so yes I need to work on that one myself, so much stress in my life lately I have to think twice about a lot of things before I remember the correct answer. Old age I think. Peace, have a nice day.

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      • Writing Tanka helps with new cell building, so you’ve answered one of your questions bing bang boom. Questions? Thank goodness you still remember to ask them. Highest and Best!

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  2. I am so touched by your comment, my friend. Even though I have been MIA for quite some time now you haven’t forgotten about me and I appreciate it tremendously. I’ve seen how your blog has grown, many followers, I can’t even number. Keep it up. I am a fan.

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