Experienced photographer with over 15 years of shootings.
For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem.
A tanka is another poetry type related to the haiku. The first three lines are unrhymed. They have a syllable count of five, seven, five like the haiku. But the last two lines both have seven syllables. So the syllable count is: (5, 7, 5, 7, 7).
Example of tanka poetry is:
Soul's Unseen Orchids
Stars are falling within us
Growing tiny roots
With feeble stems out of which
Unseen orchids are blooming.
- written by Daniela Albu
The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.
Write about anything using the Tanka format.
A tanka poem usually only has one stanza but the format remains open.
You can submit a traditional tanka poem or you can include additional stanzas. If you include additional stanzas they must follow the tanka format as specified:
Line 1 - 5 syllables Line 2 - 7 syllables Line 3 - 5 syllables Line 4 - 7 syllables Line 5 - 7 syllables