Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Challenge – Synonyms Only – Write and Sad

Tanka Tuesday Challenge

 

For this week’s Tanka Challenge, Colleen has given us the words ‘Sad’ and ‘Write’ to include in our poetry using synonyms for those words only. To join in see the rules below.

 

Tanka Tuesday Challenge

 

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

 

Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry?

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!

I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

 

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 to  read more submissions or to add a pingback to a link of your own poem to join in.

 

Source: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 98, “Sad & Write,” #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

10 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Challenge – Synonyms Only – Write and Sad

  1. Brilliant Debby loved this one.. and the image. And have you noticed how Tuesdays come around so quickly.. I could have sworn I was only on last weeks post a couple of minutes ago LOL …. BIG smiles.. Have a terrific day ❤

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