Word craft ~ Prose & poetry “MEET THE POET,” Featuring @Marjorie_Mallon

Welcome to a new feature on wordcraftpoetry.com, which highlights the poets in our writing community. Get to know the people behind the poetry and the books. It's a great way to share our love for writing poetry with others. Today's guest is Marjorie Mallon. She's a frequent participant in our Tanka Tuesday challenges. I've known … Continue reading Word craft ~ Prose & poetry “MEET THE POET,” Featuring @Marjorie_Mallon

How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

Jude, one of our challenge participants, asked me a valuable question. He wanted to know how to self publish a poetry book. (If you have had novel experiences publishing your poetry book, please share in the comments). This is a brilliant question! I usually compile my manuscript on Microsoft Word, but as a MAC user, … Continue reading How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 214, #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: Dreams On the Monday recap, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For this poetry challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the cheat sheet: Tanka Tuesday Poetry … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 214, #THEMEPROMPT

The Diatelle

I'd like to suggest an optional form for us to experiment with. A few months ago, Merril D. Smith wrote a poem called a Diatelle. She found this form on shadowpoetry.com. “The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but … Continue reading The Diatelle

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

What is a Rhyme Scheme?

Did you know plants respond to the sounds of our voices? Sounds like an opportunity to read your poetry aloud! (Talking to Plants) Hello Word Crafters! As I continue to introduce more syllabic poetry forms featuring an end rhyming scheme, I thought we would discuss what an end rhyme scheme is. Here is a quick … Continue reading What is a Rhyme Scheme?

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 213 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). I selected the image for this month’s challenge, but I'll choose someone from the recap to pick the image for next month. Image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay Hello … Continue reading WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 213 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Word Crafters, I selected the words to get us going. These words are opposites with many synonym possibilities: Loose & Tight For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet Here are some sites that … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY

Saddle Up Saloon; Howdy, Colleen Chesebro!

I spent some time with Pal and Kid at the Saddle Up Saloon on carrotranch.com. I hope you’ll stop by and have a read! ❤

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“Kid, ya told me ya got Colleen Chesebro comin’ in this week.”

“Yep. Pretty cool, huh?”

“Yeah, but…”

“But what, Pal?”

“Well, I have ta ask, ‘cause we’re fictional characters an’ sometimes we git fictional characters in here at the Saddle Up as guests, so, I jist was wunnerin’… is Colleen fer real?”

“Of course she is, Pal. Jeez, why d’ya have ta ask that?”

“Well, mebbe she’s real, but I jist find her unbelievable.”

“She is fantastic, if that’s what ya mean.”

“Kid, I cain’t figger her out. Colleen Chesebro is a ex-military faerie whisperer? D’ya s’pose she’s got like a split pers’nality or somethin’?”

“Maybe you oughtta split, Pal, ‘cause here she is now. Jist shush an’ be polite fer g’ness sakes. Howdy Colleen! Welcome ta the Saddle Up Saloon.”

“Colleen Chesebro! I kin ask her m’sef.”

“That’s enough ‘bout what she’s done, Pal. Shush now. I wanna…

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