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.

 

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About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), 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 Deptford, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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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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