Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 19 – Earth & Nature

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 19 – Earth & Nature

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Nature by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Earth dries around me.

Slowly drying up oceans.

Water drying up.

Mother Nature’ lost control,

A planet dying.

Rules:

Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “earth and nature” and write a Tanka Poem.

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

  1. You can use the picture above, or your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished Tanka to the owner’s comments below (see link), I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

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 19 – Earth & Nature

  1. kiwinana says:

    Thanks for entering the “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge”. Nice poem, but I hope the planets not dying, but you never know. Have a nice weekend it’s Friday afternoon here in NZ, I’m looking forward to a quiet time enjoying some fine weather if that’s possible it seems to always be raining and summers only a couple of weeks away.
    Smiles!

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