#Tanka Tuesday Challenge – World Peace by D.G. Kaye

#Tanka Tuesday Challenge

Tanka Tuesday Challenge

 

This week’s poetry challenge from Colleen Chesebro asks that we create a poem using any of the style choices stated in the rules. Colleen has given us two word prompts to include in our poems – Love and Time, using only synonyms for those two words.

 

 

Clocks do not stand still Tanka

 

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:

 

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.

TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.

Cinquain ALSO: Check out the Cinquain variations listed here: Cinquain-Wikipedia These are acceptable methods to use. Please list the form you use so we can learn from you. 

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have IRONY present. Click the link to learn the meaning of irony.

 

Visit Colleen’s blog HERE to read more and join the challenge.

36 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday Challenge – World Peace by D.G. Kaye

  1. Hi Debby – that’s a great poem and if I had time … I should ‘hang around’ and understand more of these poetic types. But love your take on the style … cheers Hilary

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