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!
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
I’m feeling uncreative,
My mind has drawn a blank,
The gears have ceased their grinding;
They need a thorough crank.
I cannot find my rhythm,
My wanton words don’t rhyme,
My stanzas are unruly,
I struggle with each line.
Once upon a time, when I was a little girl,
Splashes of colour painted over the world,
With lands and people of my own creation,
Swept up in a surge of imagination.