#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.

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Refugees .

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.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. indishe
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 13:04:12

    Touching lines telling the tale of times


  2. Carol anne
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 13:19:44

    A beautiful poem Willow! πŸ’–πŸ˜˜


  3. harmonykentonline
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 13:55:25

    Wonderful, Willow, and an important and timely message πŸ’•πŸ™‚


  4. Ritu
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 15:06:21

    Wonderful, Sis! πŸ’œ


  5. Lauren
    Mar 09, 2022 @ 04:19:10

    Wonderfully stated and such a sad reality .


  6. yvettemcalleiro
    Mar 09, 2022 @ 15:28:53

    This is great, Willow! I love the format you created, and your poem is wonderful. πŸ™‚


  7. SelmaMartin
    Mar 10, 2022 @ 10:00:16

    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.


    • willowdot21
      Mar 10, 2022 @ 10:31:54

      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 πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  8. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Bee H.
    Mar 10, 2022 @ 10:11:25

    I wish I’d still had words, like you πŸ€—


  9. memadtwo
    Mar 10, 2022 @ 12:25:24

    Heartbreaking. (K)


  10. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Mar 10, 2022 @ 15:11:33

    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 stanzaΒ 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???


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  12. ben Alexander
    Mar 14, 2022 @ 19:29:49

    Willow, this is so piercing – especially given the ongoing tragedy that we’ve all been following of late.



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