Hello to all my dear poets here on PS! It's indeed a great honor for me to sponsor my very first contest! I'm so inspired by all of you especially my very dear friend, Linda/PD to launch it. I'll be joining her and with the other three awesome friends here for the Tanka Festival and we can call mine, Tanka Crazy for I can see everyone is enjoying their composition of Tankas! So, I'll be looking forward for your participation and I hope you'll enjoy! Thank you so much!
What is Tanka?
A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and the third composed of five syllables
and the others seven. In Japanese, Tanka is often written in one straight lines, but
in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic
units:5-7-5-7-7. However, you can also refer to Suzette's form.
Please see PD's or Suzette's best examples. You can also see mine if you want (smile)
What to Submit?
1 original, new poem on the theme of "Sunshine" because it's my favorite word. So fill me up with your sunshine as I read your poems! Please note that only 1-3 tankas for this theme is acceptable. Do not write your name underneath the poem except the date when you've written.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.