Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Summer & Beer (Tanka)

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Summer & Beer

Summer Fun by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Hot summer sunshine,

Searching for a shady patch.

Get comfortable.

Grab a cold bottle of beer,

Stretching out on a lounge chair.

Rules:

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “summer & beer” and write a Tanka Poem.

Tanka consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

This is for the readers that haven’t tried writing a Tanka and don’t understand how to write one.

Line 1 – 5 syllables, Line 2 – 7 syllables, Line 3 – 5 syllables, Line 4 – 7 syllables, Line 5 – 7 syllables.

What is a syllable?

  1. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
  2. You can use the picture above.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the owner’s comments.

 

About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on www.IBPF.net. She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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3 Responses to Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 12 – Summer & Beer (Tanka)

  1. kiwinana says:

    Thank you, Tessa, beautifully written tanka poem.
    Have a nice week.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 13 – Swell & Foam – Ramblings of a Writer

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