WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao
Franci Hoffman from Eugi’s Causerie II selected the theme for us this week. The night sky was her pick, and it generated an amazing amount of poetry. Bravo, everyone. You kept me enthralled all week. ❤
Here’s everyone who joined in this week via Mr. Linky:
|2.||s. s.||12.||Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr||22.||Kat|
|3.||Reena Saxena||13.||huwanahoy||23.||Kerfe Roig|
|4.||anita dawes||14.||Marsha Ingrao||24.||Linda Lee Lyberg|
|6.||Kim||16.||Goutam Dutta||26.||Merril D. Smith|
|7.||Trent McDonald||17.||Gwen Plano||27.||Ruth Scribbles|
|8.||Tina Stewart Brakebill||18.||Donna Matthews||28.||Pat R|
|9.||theindieshe||19.||Jude||29.||M J Mallon|
This week I selected Marsha Ingrao’s haiku sequence (including photographs) to pick next month’s theme.
I found her haiku garland to be really creative as it described different aspects of the night sky. In fact, she used all three haiku forms: 3/5/3, 2/3/2, and the traditional 5/7/5.
Did you know that many journals do not accept haiku written in the 5/7/5 format? I’ve not come across one yet, that does. If you do… Let me know.
Why is that? The reason is the way we count syllables in English compared to how the Japanese count onji (sounds). Modern haijin believes we should have fewer syllables to make our Haiku in English comparable to Japanese Haiku. So, fair warning… if you want your Japanese poetry published in a journal or other literary source, check out a previous edition of the journal first and count the syllables of the winning haiku. That is how you will know.
Congratulations, Marsha Ingrao, it’s your turn to pick the theme for next month’s challenge. Email me your choice at email@example.com before next month’s challenge.
Night blooms Promised dreams Maybe
Daylight slumps and sleeps Snoring with coyote's call Signals predators
Mr. Moon grumpy, sinister Plots evil
Hides his face From tree owls lurking On the prowl
City Life Differs Lights control
City lights glamor of the dark Reflected
Summer nights Incendiaries spark the dark
©2020 Marsha Ingrao
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!