ForumsArt, Music, and WritingTanka Contest Theme: Miracles Pg 19. Due: 29th

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MoonFairy
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As most of us know, the last Tanka Contest died. This is the new Tanka Contest! Ta-daaaaa!

Tanka consists of five units (often treated as separate lines when Romanized or translated) usually with the following mora pattern:
5-7-5-7-7.
The 5-7-5 is called the kami-no-ku ("upper phrase&quot, and the 7-7 is called the shimo-no-ku ("lower phrase&quot. Tanka is a much older form of Japanese poetry than haiku.

Rules
1) Must be original. NO PLAGARIZING ALLOWED!
2) Has to fit the Theme.
3) Submition deadline will be inforced.
4) Only one submission per user
5) The winner cannot win twice in a row.
6) The Tanka MUST be created for this contest.

Easy enough? And If you are questioning Rule #5, it is because some people may be Beastly at any type of poetry and have really good submissions every week, and I am sure that you would want to win too right? See? Fairness makes the world go round. (not really) And if you are questioning Rule #6, it is on here because if you made something beforehand, that is giving you a better chance at winning, and it isn't fair to the other participants *if any)
The Frist Theme is......
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Music! Deadline is the May 29th, 2010 Judging will be Either the 30th or 31st.

Also, Me and Thepossum will be the judges. I am the first judge, Next week will be possums. Good Luck to all!

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1337Player
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I listen to it.
Sometimes, it gets very old.
Like your old mama.
But it can be super new.
But then it gets old again.

MoonFairy
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Ah geez. only one entry. But still, we gotta start somewhere. CMON PEEPS WRITE SOME TANKAS. FO SHIZZLE.

beastahayes
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I guess I'll try it.

I love all music
May it be rock, rap, or jazz
I just love music
Although I don't love all artists
Dumb Justin Bieber

Hehehe

beastahayes
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Oops, messed up.

I love all music
May it be rock, rap, or jazz
I just love music
Although I don't love all artists
Retarded Justin Bieber

FallenSky
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I step on your foot
Even though I try my best
Your toes are all red
But I'm not a bad dancer
I'm just a good listener

Here, I had plenty of fun while writting that one!
I didn't write that one to win; it's not metaphorical as usual, it's just funny ^^.

EnterOrion
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The screaming guitars
Pyrotechnic explosions
Extremely loud sounds
The metal armies marching
Death to the nonbelievers

Overzealous metal fans anyone?

FallenSky
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Noooot really...but woah, pretty hardcore tanka there!

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MoonFairy, you said in the other thread that I could judge too, right? How about I'll set the theme for and judge the next contest? =]
My entry for this one:

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A bed evergreen
Resonates sublime music
A melody forgotten.

But the tacet of the land
Is all but lost except here.

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A bed evergreen
Resonates sublime music
A melody forgotten.

But the tacet of the land
Now is long lost except here.

Fixed my mistake in the last line. =P

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I just realized I made a mistake counting my syllables. Here is my FINAL one. Mods feel free to delete my previous post lol.

A bed evergreen
Resonates sublime music
A lost melody.

But the tacet of the land
Is forgotten except here.

MoonFairy
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Saaaaweet. Losts of entries. 5 days left. Plenty of entries already. Nice! And Yeah Daze, you can be next Judge!

JUDGES ARE:
MoonFairy
thepossum
Dazepiece

Tadaaaa. it is official now cuz it is on BOLD

kingryan
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Ever swiftly playing,
Harmonious melodies,
In wait are my ears.

Deafening cacophony,
Roaring like the winter seas.


First one evaaarrr...

thepossum
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Sorry KR but the first line is 6 syllables. So is no Tanka.



E-ver Swif-tly Play-ing

manny6574
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[quote]3) Submition deadline will be inforced./quote]

enforced!

Elitemagical
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[quote]3) Submition deadline will be inforced./quote]

enforced!
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You picked that that up yet didn't note that non-dead isn't a word? :-/

And here's my first tanka ever, it's pretty lame but never mind:

Mellifluous tune,
Euphonic lyrics, pleased ears.
Reverend melody.

A concord of elegance,
A work of grace and beauty.
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