Daily Archives: November 5, 2016

Writing Technique For Tanka

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #1, Teika’s first of ten tanka writing techniques 1. Mystery and depth – yūgentei, the image evoking ineffable loneliness This category is associated mostly with Fujiwara Shunzei (1114-1204) Teika’s renowned father and tanka expert. Teika … Continue reading

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The Straight And Narrow

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 4 Write an imagined life poem (for you or someone you’ve seen at a bus stop, grocery, etc.) He pumps his arms, and looks so stern, his mustache neat and … Continue reading

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