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Tanka (Season) - Poetry Contest


Sponsor Name

Nathan D.

Contest Name

Tanka (Season)

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11/6/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Contest Description

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 syllablesBeautiful mountains
Line two - 7 syllablesRivers with cold, cold water.
Line three - 5 syllableWhite cold snow on rocks
Line four - 7 syllablesTrees over the place with frost
Line five - 7 syllablesWhite 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

fall foliage

Season pictures of inspiration

fall foliage

fall foliage

fall foliage

Thank you Nate'