Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday

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Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday

A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions.  Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables.  It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.


The pattern for Tanka is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Line 4: 7 syllables

Line 5: 7 syllables


Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path

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  1. “He scours the shore,
    his love returns in the tides,
    tears and salt water
    He hears her voice in the waves,
    forever moored to the sea”

    ©Brenda-Lee Ranta

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  2. the waning
    of the setting sun
    all these years
    I trade passionate love
    for serene solitude

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  3. waning sun
    on the vast horizon
    I find
    in this solitude
    what you cannot give

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