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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:

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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Life These Days

It's easy to talk, then it's to walk that same talk, as it's easy said then to perform that same ...
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A New Day

The sun gave colour to the obscure night sky and banished the dark gloom I opened my eyes and saw ...
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A Requiem for Love

Once upon a spring When birds from faraway lands Came calling to us We ran through flaming forests Our hearts ...
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First Love

A warm, summer night, Love rushed to be by my side, It was here to stay, I could feel its ...
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Spring

Wearing wings of hope In a bright, shimmery sky The white pigeon goes Soaring so high in the clouds The ...
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