#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #277 #SpecificForm @ColleenChesebro #TankaProse
Hi everyone! 🙂
Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a specific form syllabic poem. The form asked for is Tanka Prose, and I have chosen to write a Verse Envelope (tanka/prose/tanka).
You can find Colleen’s post HERE.
sudden muscle spasm
pills scattered all over floor
with the lid unscrewed
why not when the cap is closed?
warped law of the universe?
I swear, it’s like I’m scattering confetti … only hard, awful-tasting, big brown pills instead. And they go everywhere. Over-where. Under-where. In all those nooks and crannies impossible to ever reach. And, usually, at the end of the day when I’m ensconced in my wheelchair rather than on my feet, which just makes the whole mess even more difficult to clean up and sort out.
fluffy sunset clouds
produce a sentient face
eyes, nose, and a mouth
I tell you, that smile is not
beneficent but impish
Tanka is typically written in the 5-7-5-7-7 or s/l/s/l/l five-line syllabic structure. Tanka prose always contains a title. One basic requirement: one paragraph, and one tanka. There are two basic forms in classic tanka prose: Preface (explanation), and the Poem Tale (episodic narration). No rhyming.
I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! 🙂
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