Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 71 – Beauty & Wild

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 71 – Beauty & Wild

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 15

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “beauty & wild” and write a tanka poem.

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? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “Beauty & Wild”.

sheltering beauty
butterflies venturing out
exploring new life
viewing amazing insects
always excites my wild heart

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 70 – Mystery & Dreams – 8 November 2017

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

Somawrites is a blog that is borne out of the need to prove, that one can actually escape their comfort zone if you put your mind to it

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

D. Avery – owner of Shiftnshake enjoys kayaking, biking, reading and she say’s she sometimes write.

Sarah Whiley She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website, this week her post is titled – Relive.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Vandana – her website title is Feelings and Freedom, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out please.

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

The final post for the Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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A lot of my posts about “life is beautiful” in winter has been quite disturbing about winter, but we have to be serious about winter it is not always beautiful, but us humans have found a way that our body does cope with the bad days and move on living the future.

Thanks, Kristjaan for the 30-day challenge I enjoyed it.

Happy days with the winter month fast approaching in many places in the world.

After all, spring is always just around the corner after winter.

A nice haiku poem to end the winter challenge.

spring is in the air
goodbye to a long winter
sun shining through trees

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 30

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day. 14

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 29

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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flooding frozen ice
breaking down in cool water
slippery walkway

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 29

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day. 13

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 27

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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adorable cat
walking gingerly on ice
paws feeling the cold

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 27

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 11

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 26

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 26

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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streets flooded downpour
vehicles going too fast
water enters homes

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 10

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 70 – Mystery & Dreams

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 70 – Mystery & Dreams

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 8

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “mystery & dreams” and write a tanka poem.

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? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link to your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “mystery & dreams”.

landscape of magic
floating through the open air
mystery takes over
daily dreams surrounding me
rising up above the clouds

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 69 – Prepare & Surprises – 1 November 2017,  Thank you.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.

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

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

Somawrites is a blog that is borne out of the need to prove, that one can actually escape their comfort zone if you put your mind to it

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

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

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 7 – Writing Quote

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 7

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 

― Anne Frank

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Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 24

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

ramps underwater
high river after a storm
humans enjoying

I have made the decision after a three months trial to discontinue the Weekly Haiku/Senryu Prompt Challenge.

Thanks to those that posted weekly I appreciated every one of you.

Bloggers that wrote for the Weekly Haiku/senryu Prompt Challenge – Week 13 – Survival & Life – 31 October 2017.

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

Vivian ZemsShe is living her passion – reading and writing.

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 6 – Writing Quote

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 6

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

― Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

My heart bleeds inside I have so many stories in my head not written, they never will be written as my head keeps blocking out my thought’s with numbness across my face. This quote tells my story.

For those that don’t know me, I have ACC Cancer.

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Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 23

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

foggy late morning
slows down traffic on the road
natures path warning

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 4

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 4

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

Today I’m sharing a quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 

― Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Also Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ Day 21

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

Bussokusekika Poetry

rough sea waves warning
heavy clouds approaching fast
houses built high up
always ready for high tides
not always right for the winds
even balance with nature

Bussokusekika is a rare form of Japanese poetry that consists of six lines written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 mora pattern.

Mora Pattern is A unit of measure in quantitative verse; namely, the time taken up by a short syllable. A long syllable is equal to two morae.

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 3

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 3

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What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

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Also written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 20

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

Haiku Poetry

dark wet winter day
trees tilting wet roots caving
water shimmering