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