Tanka Poetry Challenge, Lady & Portrait

 

Rambling Writer hosts a weekly tanka poetry challenge and I was happy to find it! Currently, this fun challenge is on week 59 . . .

I love tanka poetry, like haiku, the form utilizes a set number of lines and syllables. Haiku consists of three lines, with 5/7/5 syllables respectively, while tanka consists of 5 lines, with 5/7/5/7/7 for its syllable count.

Portrait and Lady are the two words chosen to tickle the tanka bone. My creative juices have been but a trickle of late, thank you, Rambling Writer, for some much needed inspiration.

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Leonardo da Vinci “Virgin on the Rocks”

Master of each stroke
caressing canvas with brush,
chiaroscuro,
giving pigment breath of life,
portrait of a lady fair

cRc

6 thoughts on “Tanka Poetry Challenge, Lady & Portrait

  1. Pingback: Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 60 – Space & Dream – Ramblings of a Writer

  2. Brillant, tanka, so pleased you have joined in on the fun, tanka poetry being one of my favorite form of poetry, looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Thanks hope you have a great week.

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