Category Archives: Tanka

SOL17: NaPoWriMo 04/18/2017: Blue Green Leafhopper

This month, I am collaborating with nonfiction author and photographer, Christy Peterson.  You are invited to write and submit a poem based on the photo in the comments. It’s tanka Tuesday. blue-green leafhopper your striking appearance belies the devastation from … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 04/11/2017: Mud Dauber

This month, I am collaborating with nonfiction author and photographer, Christy Peterson.  You are invited to write and submit a poem based on the photo in the comments. Tuesday calls for a tanka. mud dauber yellow and black features nesting time … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 7/30: Tanka Thursdays

From the Academy of American Poets: “The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form ofwaka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 … Continue reading

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