Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday
A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.
The pattern for Tanka is the following:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Line 4: 7 syllables
Line 5: 7 syllables
Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path
Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.
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Little red riding hood
Ol’ Wolfie is in disguise
Beware his sweet bite
He talks a good game, tis’ true
But, he’ll make a meal of you.