Tanka Workshop #2
Tanka Workshop - Summer
On July 10, we had our summer Tanka Workshop in the Community Room at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Despite the heat and the ongoing pandemic, I was so happy to see our members participate with great enthusiasm!
We had originally planned to go to Locust Grove Estate as a summer outing but unfortunately, we were not able to due to another event taking place.
Unlike previous tanka workshops that had specific themes, this one was simply limited to 8 freestyle poems without titles. Everyone was quick to submit their drafts and each one demonstrated the individual’s creativity. It seemed like everyone truly enjoyed writing these freestyle poems.
Like every Tanka Workshop, we ended with a “tea chat”. Seeing everyone’s smiles as we caught up with each other’s lives over tea and sweets was enough to make us forget the heat.
Tanka Workshop Instructor