Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 15 – crystal and clear
The Pond by Teresa Smeigh October 2016
The water is clear,
Cool to the touch, crystal clear.
I could watch for hours.
All that goes on underneath,
Lots of colored fish.
Take the two words 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?
- 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.
- You can use the picture above.
Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the owner’s comments.