Many thanks to everyone who joined in this week. There was so much fabulous poetry! Here’s everyone who joined in for the Poet’s Choice for Tanka Tuesday:
|1.||Padre||10.||D. L. Finn||19.||Marsha Ingrao|
|3.||Reena Saxena||12.||Gwen Plano||21.||s. s.|
|4.||Trent McDonald||13.||The Versesmith||22.||Linda Lee Lyberg|
|5.||Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr||14.||Goutam Dutta||23.||M J Mallon|
|7.||Dave Madden||16.||Aphrodite Beamish||25.||Kerfe Roig|
|8.||Ritu Bhathal||17.||Ruth Scribbles||26.||You’re next!|
Check out the DIFFERENT syllabic poetry FORMS:
Kerfe Roig wrote an Abhanga Poem, which is an Indian syllabic poetry form with syllable counts of 6, 6, 6, 4, and lines 2 and 3 rhyming.
Dave Madden wrote a Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, consisting of eight lines. Not only do the lines follow a specific rhyming pattern—ababccdd—but each must consist of exactly eleven syllables.
Jules wrote a Dodoitsu. This is a poem with 26 syllables: 7 in the first, second and third lines, and 5 in the last line. (7/7/7/5).
Remember, the first of the month’s challenge is where we try a new syllabic poetry form. The rest of the month we work with the forms on the poetry challenge cheat sheet.
The first two or three weeks in January 2021, I’ll be moving. I have no idea how quickly I’ll get Wi-Fi hooked up in order to host the challenge. I’ll be up and running as soon as possible. Would anyone like to host the challenge in my absence?
In the meantime, drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you like, or don’t like in the challenges. I’d like to introduce some syllabic poetry forms with rhyming schemes next year. I’ll teach you through a few posts about rhyming schemes and how to use them so they will be easy to incorporate into new forms.
I also want to know what you are looking for in a poetry challenge. I want to grow the challenge and the audience. Tell me what you think.
See you tomorrow for Tanka Tuesday!