Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix, Tanka

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tanka. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tanka?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Tanka
Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

Example of Tanka

Example #1:
Peaceful solitude
intrinsic to our spirit
lost in pensive thought
standing on the edge of time
the road to nowhere special.

Copyright © 2002 Cheri L. Ahner

Example #2:
When things are tough and
change catches you unaware,
remember to stop.
Take time to see the beauty
in those monumental moments.

By Sarah ©2018

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Tanka’ –…

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