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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2 replies

  1. Parched

    Lost in the desert
    are souls thirsting to be loved
    For them a mirage;
    while others drink from loved springs
    Only tears will wet their lips

    c.w. 2019
    Brenda-lee Ranta

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  2. In the vast dessert
    There is no one left alive
    No one knows your name

    According to the old song
    As one stands alone

    Contemplating the world
    All alone forever

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