#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 264, 3/8/22 #Create Your Own Syllabic Form.
Welcome to Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka. This week Colleen said : “Create Your Own Syllabic Poetry Form & Teach Us How to Write the Form”
I thought about this and finally settled on a poem of two stanzas . Each stanza is of seven lines, each line is made up of seven syllables. The lines in the stanza do not rhyme but the lines in the first stanza do rhyme with corresponding line in the second stanza eg. First line stanza one rhymes with line one stanza two, second line stanza one rhymes with second line stanza two and so on . I have called my poem a Septex. This poem is about all the refugees all over the world past and present.
Gently falls the silent snow Covering all the traces Of the plight of the faceless Hidden, easy to forget. The refugee’s plight is plain Unseen crushed under the boot Of those who started this strife
Ceaseless they’ve no where to go. Fear written on their faces Children to their sides are pressed Some bring their beloveded pets. They look for rest, all in vein. The bombs fall and soldiers loot The remains of their once life.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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33 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 264, 3/8/22 #Create Your Own Syllabic Form.”
Touching lines telling the tale of times
It’s a bad, sad world 💜🇺🇦🇬🇧
It is so full of man made sadness and pain
Yes and not much hope in sight 💜
A beautiful poem Willow! 💖😘
Thank you Carol Anne 💜
Wonderful, Willow, and an important and timely message 💕🙂
Thank you harmony, I seem to be writing a lot of timely messages of late🇺🇦🇬🇧
Wonderful, Sis! 💜
Thank you Sis my brain hurts now 💜💜
Wonderfully stated and such a sad reality .
This is such a stark truth the refugee is a constant reminder of how little has improved over the years.💜
I was just listening to the news and it’s no better. Our government is dragging its feet about how many refugees we let in at the moment it’s a trickle but everyone here here is pressing the home office to relax the paper work and let more in 💜
This is great, Willow! I love the format you created, and your poem is wonderful. 🙂
Thank you it was quite hard but I am pleased with it. I am grateful you read and enjoyed 💜
It’s so hard for us watching from a distance. Cannot but feel stifling distress for the people going through this. Make it stop. Lovely poem. Thanks, Willow.
All we can do is pray and urge our leaders to do more to stop the evil bully Putin . Also we must not forget all the other refugees all over the world from other wars….when will we learn 💜💜
I wish I’d still had words, like you 🤗
I am sure you do my dear Bee just let them out 💜💜💜
It is isn’t it 💜
This is excellent Willow: Your Septex is listed as: two seven-line stanzas of syllables: 7-7-7-7-7-7-7, The lines in the stanza do not rhyme, but the lines in the first stanza rhyme with the corresponding line in the second stanza e.g. The first-line stanza one rhymes with line one on stanza two, the second-line stanza one rhymes with second-line stanza two, and so on. So each line has an end rhyme? I’m working on instructions for the forms, so please clarify if I misunderstand. The end rhyme would be abcdefg, abcdefg???
Yes I believe you have that correct Colleen, the lines of a stanza have no rhyme until the next stanza where the corresponding lined rhyme. So yes first Stanza abcdefg second Stanza abcdefg. Hope that clarifies things 💜
Perfect and well done, Willow. I’m creating a page with all our amazing new forms. ❤
Thank you for pushing us to create new forms Colleen 😊
Wasn’t this fun? I like it because it makes our brains work harder which keeps us younger. LOL! ❤
Yes indeed healthy brains for poetry 💜💜😆
Willow, this is so piercing – especially given the ongoing tragedy that we’ve all been following of late.
Thank you David, that is what I wrote about, the Ukraine. The way I look at it though it could be any war couldn’t it? There are so many and it always the innocent who suffer 💜