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Tanka Contest Theme: Miracles Pg 19. Due: 29th

Posted May 23, '10 at 8:00pm

MoonFairy

MoonFairy

3,221 posts

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"), and the 7-7 is called the shimo-no-ku ("lower phrase"). 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!

 

Posted May 23, '10 at 9:29pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

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.

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 4:31pm

MoonFairy

MoonFairy

3,221 posts

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

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 4:44pm

beastahayes

beastahayes

694 posts

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

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 4:48pm

beastahayes

beastahayes

694 posts

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

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 6:14pm

FallenSky

FallenSky

1,716 posts

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 ^^.

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 7:04pm

EnterOrion

EnterOrion

3,615 posts

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

Overzealous metal fans anyone?

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 7:26pm

FallenSky

FallenSky

1,716 posts

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

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 8:05pm

Dazpiece

Dazpiece

53 posts

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.

 

Posted May 24, '10 at 8:06pm

Dazpiece

Dazpiece

53 posts

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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