#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 241, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka Prose

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. This week's form is: tanka prose Here's a quick review of the tanka prose form: We typically write tanka prose in the … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 241, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka Prose

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars | #ThemePrompt: Lullaby

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your syllabic poem using the theme of lullaby 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, and any of … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars | #ThemePrompt: Lullaby

Cover Reveal: First Edition of the Word Weaving Poetry Journal

Here’s the cover reveal for the first edition of the Word Weaving Poetry Journal!

Word Weaving

Jules and I are happy to share the cover reveal for the first edition of the Word Weaving Poetry Journal:

The Moons of Autumn

It’s been an exciting time for the two of us. We’re almost finished with the ebook and print book creation. Just in time for Autumn, the books will be available for purchase on October 1, 2021. We’ve submitted the Kindle for pre-order and will update you on the date of availability.

Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com

The proceeds from the sale of this journal will be used to sponsor a yearly poetry contest on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com to be announced in 2022. Prizes will be determined at a later date.

Thank you for being part of this wonderful poetic journey with us.

Colleen M. Chesebro & JulesPaige, Editors

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#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 240, #THEMEPROMPT

I'm moving away from FaceBook Pages because WordPress doesn't share my posts there anymore. Instead, I've created a Twitter account for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Please follow @SyllabicPoetry where I will start sharing your posts this week. The Facebook page will be deleted in the next day or so. Thanks. ❤ WELCOME TO TANKA … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 240, #THEMEPROMPT

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. As I'm moving away from FaceBook Pages, I've created a Twitter account for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Please follow @SyllabicPoetry where I will start sharing your posts this week. The Facebook page will be deleted in the next day or so. Thanks. ❤ This week’s challenge was to … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PhotoPrompt

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 239 #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). Cheryl, from last month's challenge, provided the photo for this month's challenge. Don't just describe the image. Poetry is always made up of images that create emotions. Imagine you … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 239 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #SynonymsOnly: Sanctuary & Follow

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “sanctuary and follow,” 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, and any of the syllabic forms … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #SynonymsOnly: Sanctuary & Follow

Daily haiku ~ the river

Great information on how to write a haiku ~ from my author blog.

Colleen M. Chesebro

summer clouds—
kayakers floating
the river

© Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m with the grand-dogs this weekend on the Grand River. It’s always so beautiful and peaceful here.

I’m working on haiku imagery. The idea is to connect emotions by associating two or more images together in strange and unusual ways. It’s not as easy as it sounds. I find it is always best to look for alike, or contrasting images to feature in your poem.

In the haiku above, I targeted the “summer (my kigo) clouds” and the “kayakers floating the river,” definitely a summer activity. Clouds float – kayakers float, which are alike images.

A haiku should present an event in an image. It should SHOW us what happened without telling us about it or what emotion to feel. In the haiku above, what emotions do you feel?

Haiku poems share a specific event or observation. Haiku are not…

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#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 238, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Book Store where you can find links to some of the challenge poet's Amazon Author Pages. If you have a book you would like to have added, let me know in the comments. ❤ It's the second week of the month! Are you ready … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 238, #SYNONYMSONLY

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poem using 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, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org. Now, the first of the month … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237