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 the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|2.||Padre||9.||Tina Stewart Brakebill||16.||Sally Cronin|
|3.||Jude||10.||D. L. Finn||17.||theindieshe|
|4.||Reena Saxena||11.||Jules||18.||Ruth Klein|
|5.||Selma||12.||Colleen Chesebro||19.||anita dawes|
|6.||Marsha||13.||Donna Matthews||20.||anita dawes|
What a fun week. I enjoyed all the different poetry dedicated to the theme of “lullaby” selected by Vashti Q. Vega. Make sure you check out the links above. There are so many poems I loved that I had a hard time choosing. I think I’m in an Autumn frame of mind. This week, I’d like to feature Franci Hoffman’s nonet poem, “Secrets.” I liked the comparison she made between secrets and the falling amber leaves sounding like a lullaby of whispers in the trees. There is beautiful imagery in her words. ❤
"Secrets" secrets awakened by an autumn breeze their lullaby once a safe haven rise up as whispers in the trees drifting hither and yonder morphing as amber leaves falling to the ground renewing cause secrets heard loud and clear © Franci Hoffman
This week, I’ve asked Franci Hoffman from Eugi’s Causerie to choose the theme 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.
Jules and I are excited to share the cover of the First Edition of Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse. The Kindle copy will be available for preorder on September 1, 2021, for delivery on October 1st, 2021. The print edition will release October 1, 2021. The proceeds from this journal will go to fund a Poetry Contest on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry to be announced at a later date. ❤
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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!