Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

 

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Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

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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4 replies

  1. Blazeing hot afternoon,
    Wishing for the breath of fall,
    Cooling sun baked skin,
    With the chill of autumn air,
    I will again feel alive.

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  2. Waves crushing defeat
    Justice streaming under feet
    Water lifting me
    Renewed sense of energy
    harmony crashes on peace

    xoxo
    ♥️me
    8/29/2019
    Thebrokeninsideofme.com

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  3. visit the grand canyon
    behold all god’s creation
    bow down in worship
    beg the all mighty god
    to save mortal soul

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