Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Challenge


Today, I thought I’d join in with Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka poetry prompt. I’ve never written a Tanka before.  I have had some experience of writing haiku so hopefully, it shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, it’s just a case of adding two extra lines at the end  of a haiku format, so instead of 5,7,5 we have  5,7,5,7,7….  in the first section you put forward the image in the reader’s mind that you want to convey and the final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about that image.


Colleen’s prompt words are:

Bloom and Late

So here goes… Be gentle on me it is my first Tanka!!


Ahem, I’m not quite sure where that last line came from…. LOL!!!

© Marjorie Mallon 2017 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.

Do pop over to Colleen’s blog and join in the challenge too…

Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka challenge


Bye for now,




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      1. I love Haiku and Tanka because they are mini scenes (like a miniature snapshot of a moment in time). You should write some about your novel and the crystals… 😀

      2. I agree. Yes, that would be so fun to do. I’m planning to do a throwback post soon about an early source of my inspiration – a crystal grotto! Perhaps I could add some haiku, and or tanka to that. 🙂

  1. Very nice-…. Diversity is the spice of life, as the saying goes… You are a “diverse” , talented writer, dear Marje…. Sending love. Happy weekend 😀

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