Category Archives: Tanka

SOL17: Tanka Tuesday

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing community space for our slices of life. ocean tidal zone planting feet in pounding surf breathe in, breathe out all the negative ions beginning the poem here © 2017. Jone rush macculloch

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SOL17: Tanka Tuesday

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers who provide a space for this writing community each Tuesday. morning gathering the smell of sweet alyssum the unique faces she stops for a moment and forgets the world’s troubles ©2017, jone rush macculloch  

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NaPoWriMo 04/25/2017: Bold Jumping Spider

  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. bold jumping spider lies in wait in the zinnias as bees … Continue reading

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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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