Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

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water colours

picturesque world
breathed into life through brush strokes
warm water colours

thankful of this given sight
i cherish what seems mundane


I have very bad eyesight. When I wake up in the morning, I usually move around the house without my glasses. After I have my breakfast and wash up, then I put on my glasses. By then, the sun has risen and every morning, I am amazed by what I see.

This is a thankful tanka. The simple things that I sometimes take for granted.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.


The pattern for Tanka is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Line 4: 7 syllables

Line 5: 7 syllables


Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path

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Prompt: Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday