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Tanka Tuesday

Hi, for this week’s Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has given us the beautiful painting above by Claude Monet circa 1900 of irises, part of his vast gardens at Giverny. We are to use this as inspiration for our ekphrastic syllabic poem, Monet is a beautiful artist and the leading French impressionist landscape painter, you canContinue reading “Tanka Tuesday”

Tanka Tuesday Prompt

For this week’s Tanka Tuesday, Colleen Chesebro encourages us to try writing senryū poetry, a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a short-long-short syllable count up to 17 syllables. It’s a poem with the ‘human’ at its centre as opposed to nature. Thanks for looking ❤

Tanka Tuesday

This weeks prompt is to write a Japanese Kouta 小唄 (short song) that has several variations, though always short. The theme should reflect ordinary life and often uses colloquialisms and onomatopoeia, most popular are love songs. The elements of Kouta are: 4 lines. (occasionally 5); a stand alone poem but can be accompanied by otherContinue reading “Tanka Tuesday”

Tanka Tuesday

Hi today on Tanka Tuesday it’s the #TastetheRainbow challenge, where we are encouraged to write in the form of choice, a poem which includes a colour. My chosen form is the haiku and the colour ‘purple’, thanks for looking 🙂

A Sprinkle of Magic…

Hi, it’s Tanka Tuesday time – #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Anita Dawes has selected this month’s theme as 🔮 What You Wish For? 🔮. I have chosen to write an Abhanga poem, they have a title and are written in any number of 4-line stanzas, syllables 6-6-6-4 each, the rhyme scheme is abbc. Here is myContinue reading “A Sprinkle of Magic…”