Our host this week is Colleen M. Using the painting as inspiration, write either a syllabic poetry form or a freestyle poem, and feel free to include a syllabic form in your post.


Le Jardin de l’artiste à Giverny
English: The Artist’s Garden at Givernyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Artist%27s_Garden_at_Giverny

Rows of irises sway,

Bathed in Monet’s color play,

Spring’s symphony sung.

Dappled light dances through trees,

Nature’s canvas, art that breathes.

The tanka above follows a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure, which is a traditional format for tanka poetry. However, it is a contemporary tanka, which incorporates modern themes and imagery while still adhering to the syllable count. The poem vividly describes the beauty of Monet’s garden with language such as “sway,” “color play,” and “symphony,” while also emphasizing the importance of nature as an ever-changing art form that breathes life into the world.


14 thoughts on “Reverie#TankaTuesday  No. 312

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad my poem made you smile. And you’re right, Tanka traditionally doesn’t rhyme, but I took some creative liberty to include a bit of rhyme in my poem. I appreciate your suggestion to call it a cinquain as well. Have a wonderful day! 🌺

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