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Prompt:

Write a 20 to 25-line tanka poem.

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“Tanka is a poetic style that originated in Japan and it usually is about nature, seasons, love, sadness, or other strong emotions. A tanka is similar to a haiku but with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. See below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
Line 4 – 7 syllables
Line 5 – 7 syllables

Rules:

1. Your poem/s must follow the syllabe pattern -5-7-5-7-7.
(To check syllable count, use this link: http://www.writerlywords.com/syllables/)

2. All poems must have a title.

3. Poem/s must be the entrant’s original work and entries must not have been previously published elsewhere. NO PLAGIARISM, please!

4. You may submit up to 3 entries (or any additional as guest entries).

5. Send your poems to penmagica@gmail.com in a word document along with your bio in 2-3 lines (in the third person) — need not to send if previously sent, lest you need them updated. You may also submit the cover of your poem. (optional)

The closing date of the event is March 20, 2019. Results will be announced on March 28, 2019.

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Check the entries here:

My Tom and Jerry

I so love my kids It is just not blue and pink Their siblings love fights Visionary exploring Their love ...
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Enigma Inamorata

Sometimes in your eyes Between those fragile lashes I have seen the spring Poppies and daisies open To welcome the ...
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You

Like butterfly wings Hanging on the eyes of spring In sweet symphony Your smile emblazons my days Until stars swell ...
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Colors of Nostalgia

Snuggled in my blanket Woke up feeling suffocated Opened the window Sparkling snow disappeared Revealing brown roof, black road Picked ...
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Welcoming Devi Durga

The dark clouds recede, Vibrant rainbow decks the sky, Golden star shines bright, Wet earth dries, new life springs up, ...
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The Tech Button

Life is a button now The phone or the TV remote Life isn’t possible now Without the phone and remote ...
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