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 from the Poetscollective.org.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
Thanks so much for joining in this challenge! I know the words were tough, but it’s always fun to see what you can come up with. You’ve all outdone yourselves! Remember, this isn’t a contest, I select someone each week and highlight their work. It also gives you the opportunity to choose the words for next month’s challenge.
This week, I chose Ruth Klein’s Abhanga series to highlight. I love the gentle rhyming in an Abhanga poem. This form is most effective when two or more stanzas are added to make a longer form. Ruth wrote about something that is dear to her heart, and you can feel how important this moment in time is to her through her words.
"Where Magic Happens" each morning I retreat to be free of the walls and hear the birds calling, where I can write a haven to bird watch— they sing, hidden from view trees are their refuge, true, blessed be trees the heat, today extreme I sit and melt away waiting, watching, each day magic happens ©️Ruth Klein aka RuthScribbles
This week, I’ve asked Ruth Klein to choose the two words for next month’s synonyms-only challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!