Here’s Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #197 with the specific form being Tanka. Here’s a little bit about it from Colleen’s website:
“TANKA IN ENGLISH: 5/7/5/7/7 or the s/l/s/l/l/ syllable structure. Your Tanka will comprise 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet.
When writing a Tanka, we consider the third line your “pivot,” but feel free to let it happen anywhere, or to exclude it. It is not mandatory. If you use a pivot, the meaning should apply to the first two lines, and the last two lines of your Tanka. Remember, we can read great tanka poems both forward and backward.”
If you want to know more please click on the link above–there is some good information!
I took this night shot, but it wasn’t the inspiration for my poem. It does have a certain feeling that the words do.
From a golden stage
Darkness penetrates souls
Heavy words divide
Acceptance magnifies hate