What to Submit?
1 original, Tanka on the theme of ...... Season.......
Only Tanka form is acceptable.
Prizes ~ honor
How to write a Tanka poem
The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.
There are five lines in a Tanka poem.
|Line one - 5 syllables||Beautiful mountains|
|Line two - 7 syllables||Rivers with cold, cold water.|
|Line three - 5 syllable||White cold snow on rocks|
|Line four - 7 syllables||Trees over the place with frost|
|Line five - 7 syllables||White sparkly snow everywhere.|
Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.
PS. I'm teaming up withthe the Poet Destroyer, and her tanka fun.
Inspired by Susan Burch
Season pictures of inspiration
Thank you Nate'