#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 252 #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Lisa – The Versesmith, selected the image this week. Remember, we can see what’s in the photo, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t describe what you see in the image. Think about the colors, the type of flower (aster) and the butterfly. Use your third eye to see beyond the photo, then write your poem.

Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. 

Image Credit: Butterfly on Asters by Lisa Smith Nelson

Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:

Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ this FIRST: How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Tanka Tuesday Cheat Sheet

PoetsCollective.org

sodacoffee.com/syllables

synonyms.com 

thesaurus.com

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

THE RULES

  • Write your poem inspired by the photo above using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheatsheet OR from the Poetscollective.org. Watch your word choice. Do not use words that end in “ing.” Use imagery. BE creative and try alternative forms. Make sure you follow the directions on how to write the form. It’s always fun to share how to write the write the form so we can all learn together. Remember… we are still working with syllabic poetry forms.
  • Post it on your blog.
  • Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
  • Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.

Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work. Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

Here are my thoughts about sharing posts on Twitter: If you like it, do it. However, we are all friends here. I know everyone is pressed for time. If I share your poetry, you do not have to waste the time sending me a reply to thank me for sharing your post. I spend over two hours a day thanking everyone for sharing my posts. I’d rather spend that time writing poetry. So, for our challenge, let’s share, but we don’t have to say thank you to retweets. Your retweet already shows you care. ❤

So, Word Crafters… who wants to have fun and write some syllabic poetry?


63 thoughts on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 252 #PHOTOPROMPT

  1. Thank you so much for allowing me to choose the photo this week! I’m glad we had to go with my second choice, it looks so nice and bright and poetic!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely image Lisa, I’m sure the “capture” moment, the delight and surprise of such amazing slices of wonder, walks with you still. Always so fanciful and magical when it happens. 🙂

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