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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga – December 18, 2015

Charles Blackman. Christabel's Dream, n.d. WikiPaintings.

Charles Blackman. Christabel’s Dream, n.d. WikiPaintings.

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Greetings from Paloma!

For this week I’d like us to return to the Tanaga for our inspiration.

The tanaga is a Filipino poem passed down through oral tradition. It consists of four lines with seven syllables each; the traditional rhyme scheme is AABB but modern tanagas may follow AABB, ABBB, ABAB, ABBA, AAAB, BAAA, ABCD rhyme patterns.

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For this week you have the option of writing a tanaga, or writing a Shadorma (non-rhyming, six-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5).

You may use the painting by Charles Blackman for your inspiration, Eddie Vedder’s rendition of the classic “Dream a Little Dream”, or a painting or inspiration of your choice.  Since I’ve been listening to Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs for a week, I offer you this tune:

As well as Aerosmith’s “Dream On”:

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This longing is a dream door 
split by splintered memories. 
Grief and time set boundaries – 
I have earned my miseries. 

Paloma (2014)

When you have written your tanaga(s) and/or shadorma(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Have Fun!

Paloma

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18 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga – December 18, 2015

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  2. Rall
    December 19, 2015

    The Eddie Vedder clip is gorgeous. Merry Christmas Jen !

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  5. Jael Aster
    December 20, 2015

    Wow, your poem is powerful, beautiful.

    • Paloma
      December 21, 2015

      Thank you so much
      How little I’ve changed … sigh …

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  7. writersdream9
    December 21, 2015

    Thank you for an inspiring piece of art. I tried a tanaga today. Very nice!

    • Paloma
      December 22, 2015

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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  9. julespaige
    December 22, 2015

    Kind of reminds me of when I tell folks that I will not dye my hair since I’ve earned every white, silver or grey one…

    Be gentle on yourself though. 😉

    Happy Winter Solstice all. Days for us in the north get just a tad longer tomorrow.

    Also in the linky – Here’s mine:
    https://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/alternate-adventure-mlmm-tanagashadorma-12-21-s/

    • Paloma
      December 22, 2015

      Thank goodness the days are getting longer. The darkness is getting a bit much!

      Oh yes…. I’ve earned that gray too 🙂

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