Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 13 – swell and foam
Gentle Waves by Teresa Smeigh September 2016
The swell of water rolls,
Gently over my bare feet.
The foam disappears
back into the sea slowly,
As another gently rolls in.
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.