Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at Tanka Splendor, another part of the CDHK community. Let me (re)tell you the goal of Tanka Splendor. Tanka is a five-lined poem that originated from the Waka, an ancient Japanese poem, and became renown through Jane Reichhold (1937-2018). Jane was one of the greatest haiku and tanka poets modern times has seen.
Here at Tanka Splendor, Chèvrefeuille (host and owner of https://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com) challenges his visitors to create a Tanka on a given theme. For this restarting the engines post he loves to challenge you to create a tanka (or kyoka, the more humourful form of Tanka) on the following theme:
Autumn Leaves (Image found on Pinterest)
A nice theme I would say. So I am looking forward to all your responses. Add your link to the widget here below:
This WP blog will be closed for a while. I don’t have time at the moment to keep it going. For those who love Japanese poetry … you are invited to visit Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
Welcome at a new episode of CD’s Tanka Splendor. It has been a while that I tried to challenge you here. So for this episode I have chosen to use the same theme “departure” as is / was the theme of Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017.
Try to create a tanka themed DEPARTURE, it can be relating to autumn, but you can also use other explanations of departure e.g.
to find the path of wisdom
I enter the train-station
just one look over my shoulder
to return after I find the truth
And now .. it’s your turn. Have fun!
Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new Tanka Splendor, our special feature here at WP’s part of our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Family. Spring is running towards its end and it is almost summer. For this Tanka Splendor I have chosen a nice theme “summertime”. The goal is to create a tanka themed summertime.
after a hot day
the deserted beach cools down
rain falls gently
boats of fishermen appear
the night belongs to them
And now it is up to you to create a Tanka. A Tanka is a five-lined Japanese poem following the syllables-count 5-7-5-7-7, but as you maybe know you don’t need to follow that syllables-count.
You can respond until next Saturday May 27th 10:00 PM (CET)
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
A new episode of our Tanka Splendor feature. Spring is on its way and we are running towards Easter, so today I love to challenge you to create a tanka themed “new life”.
“NEW LIFE” … let your muse out.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 19th at 10:00 PM (CET). Have fun!
It has been a while that I posted here, because I haven’t enough time and to much weblogs to take care of. This Tanka Splendor episode “fragile beauty” I hope to inspire you with one of my own tanka I recently created for one of the posts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where we are exploring the beauty of Persian poetry this month.
climbing against the fence
with her snow white blossom
to the Summer moon
This episode is titled “fragile beauty” and that title was taken from this tanka. Try to create a new tanka with this theme.
Dear friends, dear tanka poets,
It is my pleasure to bring a new Tanka Splendor challenge to you. This time I have chosen for the theme Cherry Blossom. I have an old Sakura in my backyard and I love it when it starts to bloom. Last year my Sakura bloomed at the end of February and that, of course, was worth a celebration.
I have written a lot of haiku about Cherry Blossoms, but I cannot recall that I have ever written a Tanka about Cherry Blossoms … so i think it is time for me to create my first Cherry Blossom tanka.
caresses the fragile blossoms
my Sakura has started to bloom
time to celebrate and dance
Well … and now it is up to you. You can submit your tanka inspired on Cherry Blossoms until next Sunday February 12th 10.00 PM (CET).
PS.: I have a small problem with inserting the linking widget, but I hope to solve that a.s.a.p.