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, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, & the Kerf poetry. The optional form instructions are here.
In Japanese syllabic poetry, there is no capitalization on the first word in each line of your poem. Most of the American forms do not use capitalization either. Why? Syllabic poetry is written in breathy phrases, not sentences.
I’m thinking of starting a poetry reading session. Let me know what you think. Read the post HERE.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
I loved all the poetry this week. It’s always fun to see what inspires us the most. I would say, Jules’ choice of the theme of discovery fits the bill for most of us!
This week, I’ve selected Donna Matthews to choose a theme for us to work with next month. I liked how she combined the theme of discovery along with the Hemingway quote in her post. I also liked the philosophical tone of her words. The idea of discovery is there, but you realize the truth all on your own.
Time Traveler what day of your life are you living time traveler or present day what I have found to be true you will be forgotten stay here beloved your days fleeting soon, this now today past © 2021 Donna Matthews
This week, I’ve asked Donna Matthews to choose the prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Don’t forget to connect with the Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse at wordweavingpoetryjournal.com to learn the theme of this first journal. Submissions are open until July 15, 2021. Follow Word Weaving on Twitter @word_weaving.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!