General Poetry posted July 8, 2021

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Lit by the sun from within


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Write a Tanka Contest Winner 
I'm bathed in blackness
And Un-a-pol-o-get-ic
Like my ancestors
Dyed lovingly by the sun
In myriad shades of brown

Writing Prompt
Definition of Tanka

An unrhymed Japanese poem consisting of five lines of 5/7/5/7/7 Syllables. The third line is a pivot line that completes the thought for the first two lines and starts the thoughts for the last two. Please use this format for this contest. A more in depth definition on

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Contest Winner

I went to the International African Arts Festival this weekend and the thing that delighted me most was not the booths or the foods or the music, although these things were both abundant and wonderful, it was the colors of my people.
Thank you, Tseleng for your beautiful art.
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