Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.
For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.
I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.
This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. ❤
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤
This week, I couldn’t make a decision on who should be the Poet of the Week. There were too many fabulous poems. I was blown away by your creativity, choice of words, and your presentations. So, this week, you are ALL my Poets of the Week. ❤
Noises | method two madness Breathtaking imagery in this Haibun/Double Haiku.
An unreceived Present – Frank J. Tassone A Haibun/Double Tanka – Philosophical and deep!
Butterfly Dreams | Stuff and what if… A fabulous Butterfly Cinquain.
Returning | like mercury colliding… A cinquain that ignites your senses.
Passion – thehouseofbailey An expressive Butterfly Cinquain about love.
Tanka Tuesday – Captive | Twenty Four A love story in a Tanka.
World Peace/D. G. Kaye Writer An excellent Tanka with a message of hope for humanity.
Poetry Friday ~ Love & Time (Synonyms) | The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q Use your poetry to bring attention to environmental concerns.
Poetry! Congratulations, All!
“Poetry places heavy emphasis on the aesthetic properties of language as a way of communicating emotion and suggesting meaning. “Aesthetic properties” encompasses a lot, but some of the big ones are: visual imagery and other intense sensory information; the rhythmic structure of lines, sentences, phrases, and even individual words; and the sound of the writing when read aloud (or even in your head). Because poems usually use so many fewer words than stories and essays, each word must do as much work as possible and as such must be very carefully chosen.” by Tania Strauss
Read the rest of the article here: Studying Poetry made Me a Better Writer
The new challenge post comes out Tuesday. Are you ready to write some poetry?