Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #46
It’s week 46 of the paint chips. It’s been a long week so this one’s going to be short and sweet.
The theme this week comes from page 426 of A Treasury of Christian Poetry. It’s a poem called “Obedience.” Your challenge is to obediently follow my prompt rules. Or not. It’s up to you, as usual.
The paint chip words and phrases are starship, zephyr, slow, black widow, coffee, lemonade, and sunny-side up. I want you to pick two or three, and no more, of these words and phrases and write a tanka. That means you get a total of 31 syllables written in lines of 5/7/5/7/7.
My dad ate his eggs
sunny-side up with coffee,
black, never with cream
He also loved lemonade
on a sunny afternoon
Now it’s your turn to try your hand at a tanka. Post it in the comments, or post it on your blog and link in the comments. Let the obedient poetry writing begin.
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Here is mine! I will probably write more later, at least in my own personal notebook. Thanks for the inspiration.
Those colours go well together. I hadn’t heard of a tanka, but mine is here: https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/paint-chip-poetry/
Good job on your first tanka. I’ve never seen a black widow either, and that’s okay with me.
Good job, especially for your first tanka. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
My pings never seem to make it here, but I did one at
Oh oh, I’m in trouble, I didn’t do a Tanka! I better learn to read the instructions next time around.
I do think I left the option of NOT obeying the prompt open. 😊
The Zephyr Starship
Nosing through the galaxy
So slow, so angry
Like a black widow spider
Venomous, unseen, fatal.
Nice! But you weren’t completely obedient. You used 4 words. 😉 I do love your tanka though. I wondered if anyone would use black widow.
I was hoping you wouldn’t notice!
My first ever tanka
I believe the hardest part for me was being obedient to the two or three chip limit.