i see you if only they could see you were much more but they just saw a tree not your vibrant, dynamic core your roots winding deep beneath the earth’s floor branches that stretched to the clouds, wild bursting bud tips how you dance with the wind when tempests roar shelter, haven, legend of yore chopped down so callously to build a door but I see you ev’ry bit ~kat For Tanka Tuesday’s Ekphrastic Prompt Challenge - The Diatelle - PHEW! Took me a bit of time to make it work. Fantastic form!!! The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba.
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i see you
Tanka Tuesday 2020 Out – The Shadorma
tick tock tick
soon this year of years
will be gone,
twenty twenty-one come quick
our hope rests in you
A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Tanka Tuesday’s Last Challenge of 2020! For the LAST poetry challenge of 2020, I want you to write a poem about hope, using your favorite poetry form (it doesn’t have to be syllabic). Please make these poems inspirational to others. No negativity and No politics! We’ve all had enough politics to last us another lifetime. After you’ve written your poem, tell us why the specific form you chose is your favorite. Why does that form resonate with you? If it’s a new form, teach us how to write that specific form.
I have many favorite poetry forms, but amongst the syllabic forms, I have to say I love the Shadorma. I love that there are six lines, some short, some longer. It lends itself to a very interesting piece, allowing the writer to expound on a topic fully with brevity.
sometimes the abyss
is a pool of black water,
deep, its skin like glass
capturing reflections of
innocence slipping away
A Tanka for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, this week’s ekphrastic photo prompt courtesy of Diana Peach.
there is grace
more than enough grace
to hold us
through the night
whether or not we believe
the dawn is coming
A Shadorma for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Synonyms Only Challenge – Prompt Words: Imagine/Believe & Gratitude/Grace.
• 6 lines per stanza
• Per-line syllabic pattern = 3 / 5 / 3 / 3 / 7 / 5
• No restrictions on number of stanzas
• No rhyme scheme or prohibitions against rhyme
• No restrictions on title length
Tanka Tuesday – The Illusion of Power
when the wind
bellows through a forest
it’s the trees
not those that are unbending,
that endure unmoved
A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Today’s Prompt Theme – “The Illusion of Power”.