Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week 5 – Steep & Green


Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week 5 –  Steep & Green

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “Steep & Green’ write a Tanka Poetry.

Tanka consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

This is for the readers that haven’t tried writing a Tanka and don’t understand how to write one.

Line 1 – 5 syllables, Line 2 – 7 syllables, Line 3 – 5 syllables, Line 4 – 7 syllables, Line 5 – 7 syllables.

What is a syllable?

  1. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
  2. You can use the picture above , which will give you a vision using the words

Copy and paste your link of your finished Tanka poetry into the comments below, so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have written.

Here is my Tanka Poetry, I used the picture above you may use it also. Please write one.

Mountain ledge was STEEP

GREEN bushes grew on the slopes

Goats loved to folic

As long as the sloops were dry

And no drop below to death.


  1. Now Tanka is as interesting as Haiku….. Both only people of great intelligence like you all there can write…. But I love reading and understanding the depth hidden in it.


  2. Elsie, promised last week but didn’t deliver. Look for a kept promise for your tanka challenge on Saturday. If you get a chance why don’t you post at the Senior Salon today.


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