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”.