#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 8 – Wild Storm Tanka Poetry


#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 8 – Wild Storm Tanka Poetry

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Photo Credit

thunder echoing

accomplished with wild lightening

heavens opened up

storm raging all around us

mother nature warning me

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

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

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.


    • Yes, they are very pretty to watch through a window but not nice to be outside, we have had any for a while, but with Winter approaching very fast they are just around the corner. I used to hate them, when we were farming there was always something wrong that needed repairing after storms like water pipelines washed away across rivers, but that life.
      Have a great day.

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