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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tanka. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tanka?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

Example of Tanka

Example #1:
Peaceful solitude
intrinsic to our spirit
lost in pensive thought
standing on the edge of time
the road to nowhere special.

Copyright © 2002 Cheri L. Ahner

Example #2:
When things are tough and
change catches you unaware,
remember to stop.
Take time to see the beauty
in those monumental moments.

By Sarah ©2018

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Tanka’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

15 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019

  1. weejars
    August 10, 2019

    Reblogged this on By Sarah.


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  6. Jules
    August 10, 2019

    Like crisps or chips one is not enough… a series of tanka in:
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  12. Ben Naga
    August 11, 2019


    Sipping early tea
    Savouring another’s words
    Fresh inspiration
    Old farmer ploughs his meadow
    Rich tang of freshly turned soil

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