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LIGHTENING ROD: Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

I haven’t done this challenge before but I came across on my good friend’s David Bogomolny’s blog over at the Skeptic’s Kaddish so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It’s called The Symetrelle

(The Symetrelle is a form created by Julie Moeller Writing on Allpoetry com as Bluejewel. She describes it thus:

  • It begins and ends with a single subject line that is 7 syllables.
  • It has β€˜a hat and boots’, mono-rhymed couplets that lead you into and out of the subject with a 9 syllable count.
  • At the heart of it is a mono-rhymed 4 line quatrain with an 11 syllable count.)
  • Below lies my contribution which gave us the word Lightening to use as a guide line. Not sure it’s exactly within the parameters of a symatelle but sure hope you’ll enjoy! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜


    She’s a lightening rod for trouble

    It courses through her veins
    She always gets the blame

    When you’re in her vicinity
    Bad things happen implicitly
    The air fills with electricity
    From her strange eccentricity

    She’s a lightening rod for trouble

    If you too would like to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link:

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        1. It was lovely, a very nice piece indeed. David is a wonderful guy. I’m glad you to have met one another. Blessings and hugs to you my friend. β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—

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        2. Thanks Joni, I appreciate that! πŸ™πŸ˜ŠYeah, he’s a great guy.! πŸ‘πŸ˜ It’s an inspiration and encouragement to know him! πŸ‘πŸ˜

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      1. Ah cool, David is a good man. Always connecting us poets and bloggers together! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ™ Delighted you enjoyed it! 😁 I’m normally a bit intimidated by all the different forms of poetry and worried I will get it wrong. But in this case, it all came together nicely! 😁😁 I’m very happy with how it came together myself. πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. You’re very welcome Sylvia, delighted that you enjoyed it! πŸ™πŸ˜ It was a new experience and form for me too. It was just 1 of those pieces that came together so quickly! πŸ˜›πŸ˜ Thanks to you too for reading and liking all these posts! Very kind of you! πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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