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 28

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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spring is in the air
storm brewing from the southeast
stop the growth of grass
lambs will be arriving soon
never have lambing time right

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 28

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 12

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.

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 17

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 17

It’s time for 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”.

Going through Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 posts I see I missed out Day 17, so here it is a belated post if you can call it that.

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daytime travel warm
clouds coming in storm brewing
cool southerly breeze
make It a pleasure resting
watching the traffic go by

 

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

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 19

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 19

#NanoPoblano 2017

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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fog stayed all day long
evening approaching air cool
sheep feeding short grass
oh for a warm woolly coat
nature looks after its clan

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 2

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 18

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 18

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 1

It’s time for 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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winter oh so cold
water frozen into ice
no flowing downstream
brave not me to face the ice
rather sit beside the fire

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Also NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 1

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 69 – Prepare & Surprises

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 1

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “prepare & surprises” 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 below, 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.

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My tanka poem  – using the words “prepare & surprises”.

sun breaking through clouds
storm approaching from the north
prepare for more rain
a new day brings surprises
the harshness of nature  shows

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 68 – Medals & Memories – 25 October 2017. Thank you.

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

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

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

Vivian Zems – She is living her passion – reading and writing.

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

Miriam Hurdle – Shower of Blessings lady a very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects.

All about Writing and more – Advice, Challenges, Poetry, and prose – Thanks for the reblog.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 16

It’s time for 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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chilled body waiting
train coming along the line
fog setting down low
not a day to see the view
rather cuddle by the fire

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

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 15

It’s time for 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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sun setting gold glow
snow covered ground tinted gleams
cool air no melt there
another day to enjoy
our life very beautiful

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

Carpe Diem #1292 Winds of Conquest (BrunuhVille)

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The last musical prompt for October 2017, in which Kristjaan is celebrating his fifth anniversary of Carpe Diem Kai.

Today we have another beautiful composition by our young Portuguese composer BrunuhVille.

I think this is a beautiful composition, it’s called Epic Fantasy Music. And it sounds epic if I may say so.

leaves fall
only bare branches remain
wind has won

© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)

My inspiration for a tanka poem after listening to BrunuhVille music.

strong flute echoing
whispering tunes in the breeze
breathtaking music
ripples are stronger than me
holding my breath in surprise