Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is an uplifting community where poets can learn the basics of writing Japanese and American syllabic poetry by sharing their own poetic inspiration within a weekly poetry challenge called Tanka Tuesday.

Participants submit their poetry written in one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, badger hexastich, and Abhanga. Poets receive positive feedback from peers who inspire each other to stretch their creativity. Participants and readers return each week to celebrate the weekly poetry stars and to buy books from the Tanka Tuesday Book Store.

How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now… Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquain is a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose words…

Join me and learn how to write syllabic poetry! Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is available in print and ebook versions on Amazon.com.

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4 thoughts on “Welcome to Your Poetry Writing Happy Place!

  1. As I scrolled down dear Colleen, I saw the title Breathe in Poetry…. Oh how I breathe it in…. For when it flows it is breath itself…

    Wonderful dear Colleen to be back here within WP again after my very long absense… So much and yet so little happening in the Dreamwalker world…
    But so happy to be among friends and sisters again…
    Sending love and well wishes Colleen…. and many thanks for your most welcome comment to welcome me back..
    ❤ Love Sue xx

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    1. Sue, I’m so happy to see you back again. I know those long breaks are needed. Keep spreading your light… there are so many that need “us” to help uplift the darkness this season. ❤

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