Sorry, I’m late this morning! I had scheduling woes! ❤
Pure Haiku OPEN to submissions! Pure Haiku is once again OPEN to submissions on the theme of Ghostlight. The deadline is midnight (UK Time) on 31st October 2021. Please use the image on Pure Haiku to inspire you to write a maximum of 5 traditional haiku! Don’t miss this opportunity to get your poetry published on Pure Haiku! Please read the submission requirements carefully. Good luck!
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Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our syllabic poetry based off the photo above from Sangeetha, (MindFills), 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.||The Versesmith||8.||willowdot21||14.||Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr|
|3.||Reena Saxena||9.||Jules||15.||Balroop Singh|
|4.||D. L. Finn||10.||sangeetha||16.||Ruth Klein’s Scribbles|
|6.||Laura McHarrie||12.||Elizabeth||18.||You’re next!|
This week’s poetry inspired by cherry blossoms was a welcome change from autumn here in Michigan. I enjoyed how you all explored the use of your senses in your poems. Check out this poem from Ruth Klein’s Scribbles. After reading, I swear I could smell and taste my own grandmother’s cherry pie! This is a wonderful haiku!
I selected Lisa Nelson’s (The Versesmith) haiku this week because I was taken with what she saw in those gnarled cherry branches. I immediately thought of an old woman’s (crone) arthritic hands, adorned with a pink topaz ring. The imagery in this poem really spoke to me!
gnarled fingers adorned in jewels pink topaz ©2021 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved
This week, I’ve asked Lisa Nelson to choose the photo for next month’s challenge. This can be a photo or a piece of artwork. Please include the image credits. Email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
I’ve done the work of researching these syllabic forms for you. Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is available as an Ebook and a Print book. mybook.to/WordCraftProsePoetry Let’s write syllabic poetry together! ❤
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!