COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka
It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. So, take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. You can use any subject, theme, or words to convey your message.
This week’s form is:
My five-year-old asked
Do flowers grow in heaven? How do I answer When I haven’t been there yet Her unanswered question lingered…
COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 194 #SYNONYMSONLY
Annette Rochelle Aben selected the words for the syllables only challenge. That means you can’t use those two words. You must find synonyms to replace them. Fun, right? Here are your two words:
Hint & Bold
This week I (Jaye) am stepping in to ease Anita’s workload with my own tanka, but have to warn you, I’m not the poet in this house!
Good as new
The warning whisper
Signalled her heart was broken Brave and unafraid We didn’t need the reminder In time, will be good as new…
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt
It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt?
Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt:
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse
Trees are my most favourite thing in this world, so thought I would add my two pennorth to this weeks prompt with a Tanka…
Trees are my best friends
Strong, protective, and loyal Lending strength to us Leading by example to The wisdom of the ages…