#OctPoWriMo – Day 26 – Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn


#OctPoWriMo – Day 26 – Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn

river of bare tree
autumn leaves still clinging on
distant hills in fog
pleasant thoughts of soup brewing
entered my mind as I walk

leaves withered and dry
flicking in front of my eyes
crackling with delight
memories of autumn days
season of mist mellow dreams

autumn leaves falling
returning back to the soil
enriching the earth
preparing lives cycling
economic nature

bright autumn foliage
reflections – perfect beauty
golden glory shines
joys of summer days have gone
shadows lengthen days shorter

ground covered with leaves
beautiful shades of autumn
richness shining strong
harmony enriching me
bringing peace within my soul

Tanka Poetry – consists 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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley


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