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Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Poet Craft: Form Tanka ~ with Salvatore Buttaci!  November 1, 2010 - November 16, 2010

Contest Completed

Congratulations

gold medal - [writing deleted]
silver medal - Lipstick (A Tanka)
bronze medal - [writing deleted]
honorable mention - Storm at Dawn

Details

Poet Craft:
Form: Tanka




In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7.


Usually, each line consists of one image or idea. In the best tanka, the five lines often flow seamlessly into one thought.



Awards: gold, silver, bronze, and one honorable mention


Submit one or two separate tanka.
Deadline: November 16, 2010


Here is are two examples from my own poetry.




TIMID LOVE


Terrors of the heart
cause timid love to tremble
No matter how hard
We disillusion ourselves
About being courageous


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TIME

Get it together
Is the way they explain it
No time for daydreams
When time passes so quickly
Gone in the blink of an eye


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Sal Buttaci


Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd prizes and honorable mention

Moderator

Helena
Helena
N.S.W., Australia

Stats

8 Contestants
11 Submissions
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Created Nov 2, 2010