Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.
For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.
I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.
This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. <3
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤
This week, I’ve chosen Ritu as the Poet of the Week. I loved her upbeat Tanka poem and the clever way she used synonyms for the words change and defy.
Withstanding all elements
To switch persona
Becoming brave butterflies
© Ritu 2018
Image Credit: AtoZQuotes.com
HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 99th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Change & Defy”
See you tomorrow for our 100th Poetry Challenge Celebration!