Monthly Archives: November 2020

Syllabic Poetry FormS for TANKA TUESDAY ON Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

It’s time for a refresher! This tutorial will help poets acquaint themselves with the different forms to use for our Weekly Tanka Tuesday Syllabic Poetry Challenge: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, cinquain and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma. (updated 11/27/2020) This form is located on the page: Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet. Remember to follow the

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2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent: clouds cover the moon, beyond dawn’s pale horizon sun rises unseen ©2020 Sue Vincent Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these

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WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Diana Peach’s selection for our Ekphrastic PhotoPrompt is an image by John Bauer, whose artwork is concerned with landscape and mythology. There is so much emotion in this one piece. It spoke to all of us. Many congratulations to everyone who joined in! 1. Reena Saxena 8. D. L. Finn 15. Vashti Quiroz- Vega 2. Trent McDonald 9. s. s. 16. H. R.R.

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WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #SYNONYMSONLY

Each week our challenge has a twist and this week it was to find synonyms for the words: “imagine & gratitude.” Kat Myrman selected some fine words. Congratulations to all the poets who participated. You are all stars! Here’s everyone that joined in: 1. Padre  7. Dave Madden  13. Kerfe Roig  2. Trent  8. Cheryl  14. Donna Matthews  3. willowdot21 

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The Results ARe IN For the Winner of the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge

For this year’s rodeo, I created a special poetry form called the Double Ennead. The word Ennead means nine, and a double nine is ninety-nine! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction. Finally, the ranch has its own syllabic poetry form written in 99 syllables! The Double Ennead comprised five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza)

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#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 202, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kat Myrman, from Like Mercury Colliding, selected the words: Imagine & Gratitude On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select a poem and share it on my blog as part of the Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars. Whoever I pick will choose the words for next month’s challenge! For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you

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WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Poetschoice

What an exciting week it has been. The American election process is almost over, and we have a President Elect Biden, and the first WOMAN Vice President Elect, Kamala Harris! I’m proud to be an American, again. My news pales in comparison. The gypsy’s are on the move once again. After an interesting series of events, we’ve put our house

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