The Holiday’s are Approaching
Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I’ve read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers. I know I am! Email me if you have a poetry book I can add to our #TankaTuesday Poetry Book Store! Please support our community poets and buy someone you love a book for the holidays. 📚 ❤️
Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (Kindle) purchase link
The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (print) purchase link
Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our syllabic poem inspired by the image above, 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.||Reena Saxena||10.||The Versesmith||18.||Goutam Dutta|
|5.||Trent McDonald||13.||Balroop Singh||21.||kittysverses|
|7.||s. s.||15.||Gwen Plano||23.||Writer Ravenclaw|
Please remember to add your link to Mr. Linky, so I don’t have to add you manually to the recap. Thank you. 🙏🏻
Your poetry was so impressive this week. I asked you to look beyond the obvious and you did! Some of you used your third eye to find the magic in the image. Thank you again to Lisa for selecting such an inspiring photo. Here are a few that really caught my eye:
Kerfe’s watercolor and haibun are full of magic. She shares some information about nature and complimentary colors that made this piece extra special. Notice how the haiku talks about another facet of the image? It’s perfect!
Sangeetha found magic in this photo!! She shares a romantic take on the image.
Wildchild47 used the photo to find inspiration in other ways. This is a good approach if a prompt doesn’t inspire you. Don’t be afraid to use a prompt as a stepping stone to more inspiration. Check out her imagery!
This week, I chose Balroop Singh’s tanka poems to feature. Balroop’s recent exploration into haiku and tanka has really paid off. I liked where her words took us, inspired by the image of the asters and the butterfly.
Intoxicated by nature’s nectar I thrive Let me drink till dusk kisses the sky and reminds you: we are hypnotized by life *** You took the sunshine; alone I carve a new path through the dark caverns to gather tattered remnants of dreams and grim emotions © Balroop Singh
This week, I’ve asked Balroop Singh to choose the prompt for our last photo challenge of 2021. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to email@example.com. 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!