Go For It!

I Beg Your Pardon, Marriage Proposal, Excuse Me, Frog
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A mere suggestion
Don’t be meek – your mind to speak
Express your desires
What is there for you to lose?
Just go for it – if you choose

Padre

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

This week, Annette Rochelle Aben selected the words for the syllables only challenge. That means you can’t use those two words. You must find synonyms to replace them: Hint & Bold

Path To Dreams

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Oh, Disused pathway
Of a forgotten era
Once the road to dreams
Now you by weeds overgrown
Will my highways face the same?

 

Padre

Colleen’s syllabic challenge is a photo prompt this week. I have used the Tanka syllable form, though I am not sure if I have “pivoted” as clearly as might have liked.  I hope the metaphors have impact though.

Adventures To Seek: A Tanka

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Journeying onwards
New discoveries to make 
Along trails unknown
Amid hills and wide grasslands
Untold adventure to seek

 

Padre

Inspiration Call: Tanka  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.

Tranquility

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Abbey Gardens

“All is Calm,” is one of Maria Antonia’s photo challenges for this year.  Here is a photo I took at the Japanese Garden in Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.  It was a peaceful day out with my wife, and we were able to enjoy the tranquility of the place.  All was indeed calm, in fact it was near perfection.

Sunshine drenched fountain
A day of tranquility
Peaceful and calming
Light playing upon the pool
Flowers fill the world with scent

Padre

 

 

New Life Ashore: A Tanka

Broken hopes and dreams
Upon the beach shattered lie
By nature’s storm breath
Lucrative catches ended
Bringing a new life ashore

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Inspiration Call: Week 11 March 2020 Writing Prompts: Tanka

“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.”