Fantasy – A Tanka



Heroes and villains,

Fantasies and legends penned

From my mind to yours;

Who needs reality when

You have imagination?


Emma H, age 27, 24/01/2018


Tanka written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: “Myth” & “Write” (synonyms only!). To take part in the challenge, please follow the link below:

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 68, “Myth & Write,” #SynonymsOnly




I open up my little brain

To rummage for ideas,

But all the shelves are empty:

It’s the worst of writers’ fears!

There are cobwebs in the corners,

And balls of tumbleweed,

But simply no creative thoughts –

The one thing that I need!

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Defused – A Tanka

Brain locked and loaded,

I await an explosion

Of thoughts and ideas

Blasting onto blank paper…

But alas my wires are cut.


Emma H, age 26, 07/09/2017

This tanka is for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt – Week 61 – “Explosion” & “Blocked”. In my example, the word explosion is used literally but the blockage is just implied 😉 If you want to take part in the challenge, you can follow the link here:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked