#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars | Poet’s Choice

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, and Abhanga poetry.

Remember… the first of the month you can write any syllabic poetry form of your choice. The rest of the time, we write our syllabic poetry in one of the forms listed, and we follow a schedule (posted below).

I do this for a couple of reasons. It requires those of you who would like to enter contests or to submit your poetry to literary journals to learn how to follow their rules. This challenge gives you that practice. Besides, why enter a challenge if you don’t follow the rules? That’s the challenging part. ❤

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below. Welcome back to Elizabeth and Frank!

1.D. L. Finn9.Jules17.Pat
2.Padre10.Frank J. Tassone18.Jude
3.willowdot2111.Marsha19.M J Mallon
4.Selma12.Reena Saxena20.Heather
5.Trent McDonald13.anita dawes21.Kerfe Roig
6.Elizabeth14.theindieshe22.Sally Cronin
7.Annette Rochelle Aben15.Gwen Plano23.kittysverses
8.RuthEK Scribbles16.Donna Matthews24.

Thank you for all the amazing poetry this week. I’m furiously formatting the book, “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry” for publication. Fingers crossed this all goes together as planned! I’ll keep you all in the loop.

There were some excellent new syllabic forms this week.

Jules created a haibun with Sojo; 4/12 haiku (4 lines 12 syllables), American Sentence, Sojo and prose. You will want to see how creative our poetry can become.

Reena crafted a tanka sequence filled with the creative words from computer coding!

Jude created a Villanelle that is quite difficult to put together, he said. I like the flow of this form.

Many of our poets shared photos of their gardens or nature walks accompanied by their poetry. You don’t want to miss these visits. Check out all this great poetry!

May 15, 2021, is fast approaching! Connect with the Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse at wordweavingpoetryjournal.com to learn the theme of this first journal.

for more poetry!

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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