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)
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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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StormDragon
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Eighties, nineties, hot!
I wait for the seventies
and winter and fall
but in Florida it looks
and feels like summer all year

deathopper
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The sun so bright shines.
Shines down the stagnant waters.
Blue becomes silver.
The sun carresing my skin.
Heats the yellow sand so bright.

I spent a day in the a resort near the sea, sovif you hadn't guess it by now I'm talking about the beach.

TackyCrazyTNT
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I hope that Moon won't mind if I judge, because a few people have been asking to revive this thing.

Tacky

I long to bask there,
Where the blue sky meets the green,
To breath in fresh air,
Have no worries for a while.
Close my tired eyes and smile.


FIRST PLACE. Just kidding, third, because just reading it over makes me cringe.

Storm
Eighties, nineties, hot!
I wait for the seventies
and winter and fall
but in Florida it looks
and feels like summer all year


Second place! Not first because frankly, it confuses me a little. Are you saying that it's in the seventies in winter and fall? That's insanity!

deathopper
The sun so bright shines.
Shines down the stagnant waters.
Blue becomes silver.
The sun carresing my skin.
Heats the yellow sand so bright.


First! I like the imagery, though I don't like the sentence fragments. -twitches-

Next topic, Miracles.

Knock yourselves out.
nichodemus
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Oh, weezo, the thread is back up!

Alexistigerspice
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WOOO! I LIKE WRITING WORDS!

Not breathing, I came
Entering the world, broken
Unlikely to live,
And yet I am here today.
My life is a miracle.

TackyCrazyTNT
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Oh yeah, the deadline. I've never been good with deadlines. How about the 29th?

nichodemus
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29th would be fine I guess. I don't really like too long contests.

jeol
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Yaaaaaay, awesome! Something else to help me procrastinate.

Humm, miracles, magic... This time of year must be filled with wonder.

And then there's 'I'm a Believer.' This is laughable verging on creepy.

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The world, lifeless, dark
no sign of a change in pace,
but a spark, then light
encompass the world, bright'ning,
a world created, sheer luck.

nichodemus
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@Jeol

The Heavens have a weird way of dictating how our topics are all of such characteristics!

44Flames
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God comes from the clouds.
He comes down shining brightly.
Then lifts holy arms.
And parts the great red sea.
With the Jews amazed by this.


Took me a long time but I did it.

jeol
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Floods of searing pain,
Tearing deep inside of her -
When, as to forgive,
Her infant was given birth;
The child, miracle of hers.

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What signs must I give?
You refuse to listen, yet
My words you ask for.
At the end-time I will say:
'Begone! I never knew you!'

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I'm just stalking the forums like usual, when I see: Tanka Contest Theme: Miracles Pg 19. Due: 29th.
My thoughts? SOMEONE MADE A NEW CONTEST! But then I saw the views. So I clicked it. Saw my OP.
FEELING OF NOSTALGIA.
Stalkstalkcreepstalkcree-cree-stalk.

I hope that Moon won't mind if I judge, because a few people have been asking to revive this thing.

LOLSURE.

That is all. Feel free to take this. I might wanna judge sometime in the summer if this is still alive, but for now, I should go shove my face back in my History textbook.
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Miracles of Life
Birth and rebirth Jesus lets
us have two births
We act like we are born once
Will we acknowledge the Cross?

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