Intro to Poetry – Day One – Water


Intro to Poetry – Day One – Water  #introtopoetry

“Haiku Poetry” is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.

The vision for this Haiku is the picture above of a child in a wave on the beach

The plight of a child

Water splashed all around her

Clinging tight with faith.

The vision for this Tanka Poetry is the same picture above as the Haiku Poetry using the word “Water”.

Tanka Poetry consists of five units – 5-7-5-7-7 is syllables.

Water all around

How did this child get like this

Clinging for her life

While seagulls whirling above

Waiting for their meal at sea.

Thanks, WordPress, I have already learnt something new on Day one of the Intro to Poetry, never heard the word “Tanka”.



    • Thank you, for the nice words,I do enjoy writing them. Haikus warm my heart, just by looking at the vision, which becomes part of my mind and the story just rolls out of my thoughts. Cheers to more poetry.

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  1. I’d never heard of Tanka poetry before I read yours, I might start using it!! Great poem, and perfect reflection of the photo 🙂


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