How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I think that's what appeals to me the most, the arrangement of … Continue reading How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com will … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka. thesaurus.com For Synonyms and Antonyms. … Continue reading Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka. thesaurus.com For Synonyms and Antonyms. … Continue reading Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #2 Magic & Glitter

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka. thesaurus.com For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too … Continue reading Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #2 Magic & Glitter

Contours of a Broken Heart – A Tanka

Did you ever wonder what a tanka poem was? As an example, here is one I wrote some time ago. A close cousin to the Haiku, Tanka are a Japanese poetry form which contains 31 syllables in total. There are five lines with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables accordingly, in each line of the poem. Poets.org shares: "One … Continue reading Contours of a Broken Heart – A Tanka