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Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (Kindle) purchase link
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Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write a butterfly cinquain including a color OR we could choose synonyms for the words, “crinkle & peddle,” 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.
Exciting news! Pat is back! She had blog problems and has since created another blog: Hollyhocks & Daffodils: https://hollyhocksanddaffodils.wordpress.com.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
It looks like everyone enjoyed working with a specific form and a color! I was so happy to see some of you chose synonyms and the butterfly cinquain and a color. Bravo to you for putting in the extra work.
How many noticed how the addition of color made their poetry come alive? The imagery takes on new layers of meaning with color.
Firstly, I chose Trent’s poem to highlight below. What I loved about his butterfly cinquain was how he incorporated sound into his poem, as well as color. His choice of words makes this piece read (and sound) like a musical composition. When we use imagery like this, it makes your poetry sing!
"Trumpet Skies Descend" trumpets distant voices call golden tones play purple birds unseen are heard in distance muted embers grow soft, oboe to flute the somber sky descends heavy eyelids dying © Trent P. McDonald
Because some of you still enjoy working with synonyms, I’ve also selected another poem to highlight. Cheryl wrote a senryu that made me smile! The words were crinkle & peddle and she did a great job with her choice of words.
a huckster of creams plays up every wrinkle your mirror betrayed © Cheryl (The Bag Lady blog)
This week, I’ve asked Trent P. McDonald to choose the syllabic form prompt for the December 2020 #TasteTheRainbow challenge.
At the same time, Cheryl will choose the two words for us to find synonyms.
Please email your selection to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!